It appears as though a huge Monday Night Raw star could be leaving the WWE as soon as WrestleMania 35 is in the books later this year.
Over the past couple of weeks, Dean Ambrose has seen himself go from being Intercontinental Champion, to losing the title to Bobby Lashley, to being eliminated from the Royal Rumble after just under 13 minutes.
However, while it's been an eventful period for The Moral Compass, his time in the WWE could soon be coming to an end.
According to PW Torch, Ambrose is set to leave WWE later this year after WrestleMania 35. It is possible though that he could be written out of storylines earlier than that.
Their report also states that the former Intercontinental Champion told Vince McMahon he would be leaving directly in a meeting over the weekend after being offered a new contract and a raise weeks ago.
The reported reason as to why Ambrose wants to leave the WWE is due to the creative direction of his character reaching a breaking point.
The Moral Compass is said to be unhappy with the scripts he has to remember, as he “hates hokey sh*t.” It has nothing to do with the amount of money which he is earning.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio has since backed this report, stating Ambrose might not be happy with the awful promos he has to read.
He said, via Ringside News: “There are situations that he didn’t really like hokey things. I know that to be true.
“I know that he doesn’t like scripted interviews. He gets really mad when he’s doing hokey scripted interviews. I mean that’s well-known. So what he’s gonna do and everything like that you know he’s been pushed as a pretty big star.”
Given that WWE is scripted and is unlikely to change anytime soon, you can see why Ambrose might be frustrated and want out of the company.
We'll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, it looks like Ambrose is leaving the WWE, which is a real shame.
It will also be interesting to see how WWE books Ambrose over the next few months between now and WrestleMania considering he will soon be departing the company.