So, it’s happened – Dean Ambrose, former WWE Champion, Triple Crown champion, Grand Slam champion, Shield member, and fan favourite, has left the WWE. Ambrose became one of the most popular Superstars of his era thanks to his phenomenal mic skills, indie work ethic, and his run with, arguably, the greatest faction in recent WWE history.
As has been the case with every WWE Superstar release over the last few months, Ambrose has also been linked with a move to AEW, the new pro wrestling promotion that promises to do things differently, and looks set to take WWE head on.
Vince McMahon’s company don’t necessarily take kindly to those that leave the company, and that too join a rival company. Chris Jericho recerntly revealed that since signing with AEW, WWE have told its Superstars to not appear on his podcast.
But WWE possibly feels that AEW could be their first competitior since WCW, as AEW have already shown that they will spend big, signing top stars like The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega – who were offered huge contracts with the WWE before signing with AEW – while Chris Jericho is one of the last mega stars from the Attitude Era.