Is Dean Ambrose’s Exit A Work?
Most fans are finding it hard to believe that Dean Ambrose will be officially done with WWE post-WrestleMania 35. Not only is The Moral Compass a proud member of The Shield, but he is also a WWE Grand Slam Champion in his own right.
On Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard laid out the harsh truth that might cause a greater heartbreak among fans.
“There is a lot of speculation about Dean Ambrose and his WWE deal. Now Wade Keller first reported that Dean Ambrose would be leaving WWE after his contract expires in April. There was a lot of subsequent speculation after that statement saying he would be leaving the company and they wished him the best when his contract was up.”
“You know the booking on Raw where he’s kind of getting into something with Hunter. They’re kind of teasing something there. People are kind of speculating, is this a work, is this a shoot? Are they doing this to work everybody?”
“Well, I have the answer to that unequivocally the Dean Ambrose story is legit. He is intent on leaving WWE when his contract expires. That is true, that is not a work. Now they may work something into the storyline based on reality because the story is out, but he is legitimately planning on leaving the company when his contract is up.”
“Now they have some time to figure things out. So they have a couple months. Maybe they figure it out, maybe they don’t, but his intent right now is to leave WWE.”
Kenny Omega On His WWE Developmental Contract
Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion and hottest free agent in the pro wrestling business, Kenny Omega recently spoke to The Warmup about his WWE developmental contract. The Cleaner was in Deep South Wrestling from 2005 to 2006.
“I was in their developmental system. They develop you to be a star on their television show when they feel like you’re ready or they have a spot for you.”
I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I appreciated the opportunity and I learned a lot but I felt going into the system and being nobody and them not knowing my limitations or potential, I really want to prove to them that I could be more to them and the business than what they thought of me. So I decided to leave WWE and started my journey to Japan.”
Undertaker’s Potential Retirement
The Undertaker has been heavily rumored about potentially retiring before WrestleMania 35 after the recent WWE Hall of Fame leak.
On Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard confirmed that The Phenom’s absence from this year’s WrestleMania doesn’t mean he is retiring; The Deadman is simply taking a year off.
“I’ve been asked a few times about Taker. I’ve reached out to some folks too. He’s not retiring, but he might not be wrestling. This just might be the year of nothing for Taker which is okay. Maybe it’s fine not to have him wrestle every f*cking year.”
“It’s okay to take a year off. Especially when you look twenty years older than you really are. Sorry dude, I love you. You’re one of my favorites, but man take a year off bro, it’s okay. It’s fine. WrestleMania will be fine without you. It’s okay.”
Ronda Rousey’s Status For Elimination Chamber
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey‘s status for WWE’s upcoming pay-per-view, Elimination Chamber.
“I don’t know if there’s a Ronda Rousey on the show, I will have to check that tomorrow. I had heard she’s going to miss at least one of these upcoming pay-per-views.”