According to a report from PWTorch.com, former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose and 1/3 of the now iconic “Shield” stable, is set to be gone from WWE in April, after his current contract ends.
This would put his departure shortly after WrestleMania.
According to Wade Keller (PWTorch.com), “Ambrose has been long frustrated with the creative direction of his character and reached a breaking point recently. He’s indicated to WWE management this weekend he’s not interested in negotiating further and made it clear this isn’t about trying to get more money.”
Furthermore, Keller reports that fellow colleagues of Ambrose have stated that he has become “impossible to read”, and that his disdain for the “hokey” nature of his character direction is the main reason for his decision.
Ambrose reportedly made this decision official as of this past weekend, and supposedly had a direct meeting with Vince McMahon. Ambrose is said to have turned down a contract extension that came with a raise.
This would explain why Ambrose was so suddenly eliminated from the Royal Rumble on Sunday, as he was at one point was considered a possible dark horse to at least last until the final four, or possibly even win the whole thing.
What would happen next in the career of Dean Ambrose (real name Jonathan Good)?
It is truly anyone’s guess.
Ambrose spent nearly 10 years of his wrestling career outside of the WWE, under the name Jon Moxley. He worked in promotions such as Dragon Gate USA and is most well known for his working relationship with Combat Zone Wrestling (aka CZW).
Many are speculating that Ambrose could possibly be headed to the new name in town, All Elite Wrestling (aka AEW). If Ambrose leaves WWE, one could expect Cody Rhodes to make a serious play for him, as his name value alone would make him a valuable asset. It seemly would all depend on Ambrose’s mindset and if he wanted to retire from wrestling altogether.
Ambrose has been on the main roster of WWE since 2012 when he, along with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, debuted together as the Shield. The trio would go on to have enormous success, establishing themselves as one of the greatest trio – stable’s of all time. Ambrose has been successful on his own as well, becoming a Grand-Slam Champion (winning every eligible title) in the course of his almost 10-year career with the company.
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Quote Credits: www.PWTorch.com – Wade Keller