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Ring name(s) Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Born December 7, 1985 (age 27) Cincinnati, Ohio
Billed from Cincinnati, Ohio
Trained by Cody Hawk, Les Thatcher
Debut June 2004

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In wrestling 

  • Finishing moves
    • As Dean Ambrose
      • Arm trap cross-legged STF – FCW; parodied from William Regal
      • Headlock driver – WWE
      • Midnight Special (Over the shoulder back to belly piledriver) – FCW
      • Running knee lift – FCW; parodied from William Regal
    • As Jon Moxley
      • Cutter
      • Hook and Ladder (Chickenwing facebuster)
      • Moxicity (Spinning side slam)
      • One Hitter (Vertical suplex lifted and dropped into a DDT)
  • Signature moves
    • As Dean Ambrose
      • Bow and arrow
      • Belly to back wheelbarrow facebuster
      • Crossface chickenwing
      • Double underhook superplex
      • Running front dropkick, usually to an opponent against the ropes
      • Snap DDT
      • Twisting snap elbow drop
    • As Jon Moxley
      • Crossface chickenwing
      • Fujiwara armbar
      • Piledriver
      • Snap DDT
      • Superplex
      • Vertical suplex powerbomb
    • With Seth Rollins
      • Double team signature moves
        • Bow and arrow (Ambrose) / Diving knee drop (Rollins) combination
    • Managers
      • Christina Von Eerie
      • Trina Michaels
    • Nicknames
      • “The Street Dog”
    • Entrance themes
      • “Little Crazy” by Fight (CZW)
      • “Shitlist” by L7 (CZW)
      • “Special Op” by Jim Johnston (December 16, 2012–present; used while a part of The Shield)

Championships and accomplishments 

  • Combat Zone Wrestling.    CZW World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Full Impact Pro.  FIP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Heartland Wrestling Association
    • HWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • HWA Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Jimmy Turner (1), Ric Byrne (1), Cody Hawk (1), and King Vu (2)
    • Attack of the Trios (2009) – with Dean Jablonski and Dick Rick
  • Insanity Pro Wrestling
    • IPW World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • IPW Mid-American Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Association
    • IWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hade Vansen
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated.   PWI ranked him #102 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2011
  • westside Xtreme wrestling.    wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Sami Callihan
  • WWE.   WWE United States Championship (1 time, current)

Jonathan Good (born December 7, 1985) is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE, where he appears under the name Dean Ambrose. He is also known for his work under his former ring name Jon Moxley in promotions such as the Heartland Wrestling Association, Chikara, International Wrestling Association, Combat Zone Wrestling, Evolve, Dragon Gate USA, Full Impact Pro, west side Xtreme wrestling and Insanity Pro Wrestling. Good is a former two-time CZW World Heavyweight Champion, two-time IPW Heavyweight champion, three-time HWA Heavyweight Champion and one-time FIP World Heavyweight Champion. He is currently in his first reign as the WWE United States Champion after defeating Kofi Kingston at Extreme Rules 2013.

Heartland Wrestling Association (2004-2010) 

Good got his start in Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA) in 2004 using the ring name Jon Moxley. He started training under the tutelage of Cody Hawk and Les Thatcher. In June 2004, Moxley made his debut. Not even a year into his career, Moxley teamed up with Jimmy Turner as Necessary Roughness, and on May 11, 2005, they defeated the team of Mike Desire and Tack to win the HWA Tag Team Championship. After Quinten Lee and Ala Hussein, who made up the team Foreign Intelligence, beat Necessary Roughness for the HWA Tag Team Championship, Moxley started teaming with Ric Byrne in a team known as Heartland Foundation. They beat Foreign Intelligence for the title on August 19, 2005. On the same day, Heartland Foundation was stripped of the title for unknown reasons. Brock Guffman awarded the title back to Foreign Intelligence, and this was Moxley’s last stint in the tag team division for a period of time.

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In 2006, Moxley started challenging for the HWA Heavyweight Championship. On May 9, 2006 he beat longtime HWA superstar Pepper Parks. Moxley held the title for just over four months when he dropped the title to Chad Collyer on September 12, 2006. Moxley regained the title HWA Heavyweight Championship for a second time in 2006 after he defeated Pepper Parks on December 30. On January 2, 2007, Moxley dropped the title to the “Buffalo Bad Boy” Brian Jennings.

Moxley returned to the tag team division when he teamed up with his former trainer Cody Hawk. On June 12, 2007, Moxley and Hawk defeated Tack and Tarek the Legend to win the HWA Tag Team Championship. Moxley and Hawk’s reign only lasted four days when Andre Heart and Richard Phillips, collectively known as GP Code, beat them for the title. Moxley continued to work the tag team division for the rest of 2007 through early 2010. In 2009, Moxley started teaming up with rival King Vu in a team known as Royal Violence. They captured the HWA Tag Team Championship twice while teaming together. The first time they captured the title was on October 14, 2009 when they beat the Kosher Klub. They held the title until December 2, 2009 when they were beaten by Irish Airborne(Dave and Jake Crist). Just over two weeks later, Royal Violence regained the HWA Tag Team Championships as they beat Irish Airborne on December 19, 2009.

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While still one half of the HWA Tag Team Champions with King Vu, Moxley captured the HWA Heavyweight Championship for a third time. On January 6, 2010 he successfully cashed in his “Pick Your Poison” title shot against Aaron Williams. King Vu then turned on Moxley, costing him them the HWA Tag Team Championship. On February 24, 2010, the Noble Bloods (Lord Matthew Taylor and Sir Chadwick Cruise) defeated Royal Violence for the title. On July 14, 2010 Moxley lost the HWA Heavyweight Championship to Gerome Phillips.

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