With Dean Ambrose more than likely to leave WWE when his contract expires after WrestleMania 35, the company already seems to have a third Shield member ready to replace him.
Per Ringside News, Ambrose isn't part of the advertisements for the upcoming WWE UK tour in May. Rather, Braun Strowman is being advertised for tag team matches - where he'll compete with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins against Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin. Strowman is being called an "honorary member" in the ads.
It should be mentioned that WrestlingInc.com recently noted that Ambrose was being advertised for the UK tour, leading to speculation that the former WWE Champion was planning to stay after all. But shortly after the report came out, WWE removed Ambrose from all the advertisements.
Though it's been reported that WWE is doing everything in their power to change Ambrose's mind, all signs point to him leaving. WWE has already ran the final run storyline with The Shield, and with Strowman being advertised in Ambrose's place, so it's clear that the company is more than ready to move on from him.
Strowman is only being called an honorary member here alongside Reigns and Rollins, but if WWE wants to keep running The Shield storyline, it makes sense to have The Monster Among Men join the group. He's a major babyface on the Raw Roster and has been embroiled in a feud with Lashley, Corbin and McIntyre.
Pro Wrestling Torch initially reported that Ambrose was planning to leave back in January, with one unnamed superstar saying that he was unhappy with the "hokey" character. It was later reported by PWInsider that Ambrose turned down a five-year deal that would have paid him seven figures annually.
What This Means
There's obviously no replacing Ambrose in The Shield, but if there's one superstar that can offset some of the void he leaves behind, it's Strowman. The latter has been over with fans for a while, and he's one of the biggest babyfaces on Raw that's not aligned with the group. Given his rivalry with Lashley, Corbin and McIntyre, it makes sense to try out Strowman with The Shield and see what he can do with them.