– Dean Ambrose was at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida over the last several days, working on rehabilitating a high-grade triceps tendon injury.
There’s no word on whether he was in the ring or simply doing physical therapy, but Mike Johnson of PWInsider confirmed that he was at the Performance Center this week.
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, although the belief is that the company exaggerated his actual recovery time.
PWInsider reported last month that Ambrose has been “pretty much living full-time in Birmingham, Alabama” in order to rehabilitate the injury. In April, Seth Rollins said he thought his former Shield stablemate could be back by summer or “maybe late spring.”
Last month, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle held a Facebook Q&A session and it didn’t take very long for a fan to ask when Ambrose is going to make his return to television. Angle’s response indicates he’s fed up with being asked about it:
“LISTEN EVERYONE. Dean is healing nicely. He will be back soon!!!!! I get this question every week. I know how popular he is but asking me when he will return will not make him return any sooner than he can. He will be back soon. Promise.”
– Aleister Black’s NXT Championship reign is in jeopardy tonight at NXT TakeOver: Chicago II when he defends the title against a mammoth who is unlike anyone else he has faced, Lars Sullivan.
Ahead of tonight’s match, Sullivan vowed to turn Black into toilet paper and become the new NXT Champion.
I'm turning Aleister Black into toilet paper tonight. After tonight, "Guy with tattoos" is going to be known as "guy who lost his championship to the FREAK Lars Sullivan"
— LarsWWE (@LarsSWWE) June 16, 2018
Here is how Black and Sullivan stack up ahead of tonight’s match.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 16, 2018
– WWE posted this video following Ricochet on the road as he prepares to face Velveteen Dream tonight at NXT TakeOver: Chicago II.