Dean Ambrose has been pulled from some WWE appearances and signings following a check up on his torn triceps injury.
For the last few months of 2017, WWE creative desperately tried to put together a Shield reunion. Unfortunately, it never really got going for a variety of reasons. Firstly, plans for their initial match back were scuppered when Roman Reigns was struck down by illness. The Big Dog returned and then just as The Hounds Of Justice were picking up some steam again Dean Ambrose tore his triceps.
The injury happened shortly before Christmas on Raw and it turned out to be pretty serious. Around 50 percent of the muscle was torn from the bone, and the injury naturally required some pretty extensive surgery. The timeline for The Lunatic Fringe's injury has been set at around nine months. That means not only will he definitely miss WrestleMania but he might not even be back in time for SummerSlam.
Despite being injured Ambrose is scheduled to make a number of appearances at things like signings and WrestleMania Axxess. In fact, the former WWE Champion was meant to be meeting fans and signing merch at the World Of Wheels events this weekend but those plans have now changed. PWInsider have reported that Ambrose has since been pulled from the events and will no longer be appearing.
The announcement comes following a checkup that Ambrose had in Birmingham, Alabama this week. The details of how The Hound Of Justice is doing haven't been revealed but the time of the checkup and the cancellation of his appearances seem pretty coincidental. Perhaps Ambrose is not as far along the recovery trail as WWE's doctors were hoping he would be at this point.
One thing is for certain and that is nobody, neither the fans nor those backstage at WWE, want Ambrose to rush back from injury. As terrific a Superstar as he is we would rather he fully recovers from his torn triceps before returning to anything and doesn't push his luck, even if it is just an appearance or a signing. If he has to remain on the sidelines for the whole nine months then so be it, that will just make his eventual return mean so much more.