According to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition Of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dean Ambrose is set to return to Pro Wrestling in the indies as Jon Moxley sometime in June.
Ambrose recently released his first post-WWE promo as Jon Moxley, just minutes after his WWE contract officially expired, officially making him a free agent. Ambrose reportedly has bookings lined up with a number of different promotions and those will be announced soon.
There is no word yet on how much Ambrose will be making on the indies, but it is rumored to be very lucrative as The Observer noted that he will be making up to several thousand dollars per match, do meet and greets for more, if he wants and have almost complete control over everything while working as much or as little as he wants.
Ambrose is now free to work for whoever he wants as he does not have a non-compete clause with WWE. It is believed that Ambrose wants a deal where he is completely in control of his character and what he is able to do.
There is obvious speculation on a possible deal with All Elite Wrestling or New Japan Pro Wrestling, but there is no word yet on if he is talking with either promotion. The Observer speculated that WWE gave Ambrose a strong send-off because they believe that he will be back at some point, which they might not do if they thought he was going to AEW or NJPW. WWE kept offering more money to Ambrose to try and get him to re-sign, but he kept turning their offers down, to the point that they realized he was determined to leave and there was nothing they could do to stop him.
Ambrose wrestled his last match for WWE at a recent live event two weeks ago in Moline, IL, teaming up with Roman Reigns & WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins as The Shield to defeat Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley. That match aired live on The WWE Network as a special called The Shield’s Last Chapter.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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