Dean Ambrose is poised to return tonight on Raw after suffering a triceps tendon injury in December 2017. A person with knowledge of WWE’s plans for tonight’s show told this to TheWrap.
It’s unclear if “The Lunatic Fringe” will also be at SummerSlam, but if he’s medically cleared to wrestle, it stands to reason that WWE brass would want one of their top Superstars back in action for one of the biggest shows of the year.
Dave Meltzer reported a few days ago in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Ambrose could return to action any week now.
“While nobody has directly said this to us, it does appear they are setting up Rollins needing a partner to go against Ziggler and McIntyre,” Meltzer added.
Tonight on Raw, Seth Rollins will meet Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler (and Drew McIntyre) for a contract signing that will make their title match at SummerSlam official. This contract signing is pretty much a setup for Ziggler and McIntyre to attack Rollins again, and then for Ambrose to return to even up the odds.
PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson also reported last Monday Ambrose is expected to return to action within the next month.
Johnson was told by one source that Ambrose is slated to be at SummerSlam in some fashion and should return to WWE storylines somewhere around this timeframe.
When WWE fans last saw Ambrose, he was getting his arm busted up by The Bar, resulting in him being written off television due to the triceps tendon injury. The Raw Superstar has been out of action since undergoing surgery on December 18, 2017. WWE said that Ambrose would be out of action for nine months. This month makes eight months into that process.
Since then, Ambrose has been spotted regularly in Birmingham, Alabama rehabbing the injury. He was also at the WWE Performance Center in June in advance of his return.