WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose will leave the company in April, WWE has confirmed his depature.
WWE has confirmed Dean Ambrose will not be renewing his contract with the following statement:
“Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good) will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April. We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE.”
But that is not the story now, at the momemt, words are swinging around that Dean Ambrose’s wife, Renee Young is set to leave the company following her husband’s release.
For the record, Renee Young is an on-air WWE personality, appearing as color commentator for Raw and Mixed Match Challenge under the ring name Renee Young.
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Dean Ambrose, whose real-life wife Renee Young is currently a commentator on Raw, and she has been voted counted times as one of the best on-air WWE personality ever employed.
That said, Renee Young has posted her first comments since news broke her husband, Dean Ambrose, will not be renewing his contract with the company in April.
Young posted the following supportive message to her husband, stating, “No guts, no glory.”
Young commented last summer on how being in WWE effects her relationship with Dean Ambrose. She spoke about how being on Total Divas impacted her and Dean.
“It was hard, it was really hard and even now when I see the girls and they are on the road, and you’ve got a camera in your face, and you’re taking these vacations that aren’t really vacations, it’s exhausting, it’s really a lot of work,” Young said on Lillian Garcia’s podcast.
“I commend them all for doing it. For the people that it’s great for, its great for, but I think the problem that I essentially ran into was that I’m not a private person and my husband is.”
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Dean Ambrose, one of the most reliable hands WWE has employed over the past several years, is finishing up his time with the company this spring. Wade Keller of PWTorch reported on Tuesday morning that Ambrose gave his notice to WWE over Royal Rumble weekend amid growing frustrations with his character direction over time. Keller noted that Ambrose will conclude his time with WWE shortly after WrestleMania 35 on April 7, and in a follow-up to the PWTorch report, PWInsider reports that Ambrose turned down a five-year deal that was offered to him that would have paid the Cincinnati, Ohio, native over seven figures per year.
WWE confirmed the news later Tuesday, issuing a rare statement for a departing talent well ahead of their final date. “Dean Ambrose [Jonathan Good] will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April,” the company said in a statement provided to the Wrestling Observer. “We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE.”
Ambrose signed with WWE in 2011 following a successful stint on the independent scene as Jon Moxley. He quickly made a name for himself down in FCW developmental for WWE (which included a featured feud with William Regal and a teased program with Mick Foley that would have served as his main roster debut), and in November 2012, he was introduced to the main audience as one of the three members of the Shield along with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Many saw him as the breakout star of the group whenever the inevitable split would occur, and although he had a run as the WWE champion from June-September 2016, he never really seemed to catch on as the singles star fans assumed he could be. Whether that was his fault or WWE’s is open to interpretation.
The last attempt at creating a massive singles star out of Ambrose faltered mightily as his heel turn against Rollins on the same night Reigns announced he would need to take time away to battle leukemia never flourished past the shock of the night it stunned everyone on Raw back in October.
Now, the speculation about Ambrose’s future can begin. With All Elite Wrestling set to launch this year, Ambrose — who will likely revert back to being referred to as Moxley — could provide the first big jump from WWE to AEW as the latter gets itself off the ground. If we’ve learned anything about Ambrose the man, real name Jonathan Good, it’s that he’ll do what he wants, whenever he wants.