— Dean Ambrose is leaving WWE.
Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch reported late last night that Ambrose notified WWE management that he’s leaving the sports-entertainment organization when his contract expires in April.
WWE.com confirmed the news this afternoon with the following statement:
Dean Ambrose not renewing WWE contract when it expires in April
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.
Shortly after the news broke, Ambrose’s wife, Renee Young, posted the following on Instagram:
— Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the United States Championship against R-Truth tonight on SmackDown LIVE.
According to WWE.com, the McMahon family granted R-Truth the match after an attack by Nia Jax kept him out of the Men’s Royal Rumble Match on Sunday.
— Sheamus turned 41 years old on Monday.