Brad Shepard appeared on Oh, You Didn't Know (h/t Ringside News), and explained that WWE isn't giving up on trying to retain the former WWE Champion - even though he seems all but ready to pack up his bags.
"WWE is going to take one more swing at re-signing Dean Ambrose and apparently, they’re going to offer him a very sweet deal which may include limited dates," Shepard said. "They do not want him to leave."
It's interesting to hear that WWE is suddenly pushing for Ambrose one last time, considering they already announced in a statement that he would be leaving when his contract expired.
But it's safe to believe that Vince just doesn't want to lose one of his top main event draws, so he's going all-out one last time to try and re-sign "The Lunatic." It's been rumored that Ambrose could look to leave for the new All Elite Wrestling promotion, and it'd be a huge blow to WWE if he left to head there.
Pro Wrestling Sheet was first to report about Ambrose's looming departure, with one unnamed superstar saying that he grew tired of portraying a "hokey" character. It's also been said that money obviously isn't important to Ambrose, so even if WWE offers up a big-time contract, it won't be enough to secure his services again.
Ambrose has been one of the most successful and accomplished superstars since his debut in 2012. He's a former WWE Champion and formed one-third of the iconic Shield faction, but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
What This Means
We'll see if WWE can pull the right strings and find a way to keep Ambrose on long-term. It seems like the only way to do that is if they'll let Ambrose change up his character, because he's made it clear the "hokey" role isn't going to cut it anymore. His contract runs up in two months, so WWE has little time to negotiate a deal.