WWE does some really strange things at times, but for longtime wrestling fans, this may top all of them. Back in January, WWE officially announced that Dean Ambrose would not be re-signing with the company when his contract expired. They have given his departure a lot of attention and tonight on Monday Night Raw, The Shield are actually giving a “farewell address.”
Of course, there is much more planned for tonight’s episode of Raw, and their farewell address may be legit and take a small amount of time. Still, it’s incredibly odd for WWE to promote the departure of a superstar like this unless they are retiring or need to medically step away from the ring.
If Dean Ambrose is truly not going to re-sign with WWE in April and he becomes a free agent, he could sign with any other promotion. Ambrose could go to All Elite Wrestling, New Japan, Ring of Honor, or anywhere he wants, and that is why WWE’s coverage of it is so weird.
Last night at Fastlane, The Shield had one final match and defeated Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre. As revealed by the official website of WWE, the trio of Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins will open Raw to say goodbye.
The Shield to deliver farewell address at the start of Raw
There isn’t much more known about this whole thing, but the “Hounds of Justice” are saying goodbye. It’s still a month until WrestleMania 35 and while Rollins and Reigns aren’t going anywhere, The Shield can’t exist without Ambrose.
If this truly isn’t a storyline in any possible way, chalk it up as just odd for even WWE.
— WWE (@WWE) March 11, 2019
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