Departing WWE star Dean Ambrose has refused to get drawn into answering questions about his future but has said that he's "cashing in his chips" and "walking away from the table".
Ambrose teamed up with Shield partners Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns for one last ride on Sunday, taking on and beating Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre at a WWE Network special called The Shield's Last Chapter.
Prior to the fight, The Shield sat down with WWE's Michael Cole, who attempted to question Ambrose on what's next for him before being cut off by The Lunatic.
“Let me stop you right there, because I already know what your final question is gonna be, okay? And I don’t appreciate people putting words in my mouth, and I don’t appreciate people trying to tell the story of my life to fit their narrative, okay?" Ambrose said.
"Eight years ago, I walked into this casino. And now I’m cashing in my chips, and I’m walking away from the table. I won the game. And what I do with the rest of my life from here on out, is my business. I answer to no one. This time, the million dollar man didn’t get what he wanted. Cause I can’t be bought.
"So if you’ll excuse us, it’s time for us to go do the thing that I want The Shield to be remembered for, and that’s kicking serious ass.”
This all seemed to come from the heart, but it could have been planned just as well. So it's up to you to decide for yourselves whether Ambrose was speaking on his own terms or not.
What This Means
There's no telling what Ambrose will decide to do next. The popular belief points to him joining AEW but there are also reports claiming that this is simply retirement.
Whatever it turns out to be, WWE's losing a huge talent in Ambrose and he will definitely be missed.