Early Tuesday morning news broke that Dean Ambrose has provided WWE his notice, and has no plans to renew his contract once it expires.
The story, which originally was reported by PWTorch states that Ambrose provided his notice over the weekend, and plans to exit the company following Wrestlemania 35.
Mike Johnson at PWInsider added that Ambrose was offered a 5-year deal, worth over one million dollars per year, which he declined.
Johnson provided additional details during his PWInsider Elite hotline this afternoon stating that Ambrose met with various members of management over the weekend, with his final meeting being last night during Monday Night RAW.
Dean Ambrose’s plans not to sign a new deal is strictly due to him not being happy in the company, and has nothing to do with him trying to get more money.
Johnson added the current date he heard when Ambrose contract ends is either at the end of April, or beginning of May.
As of right now it’s business as usual, and the WWE has plans for Ambrose storyline wise, and could continue to try and convince the former WWE Champion to re-sign with the company.
They could offer him a short-term deal, more creative control, or even a modified schedule.
As of right now Dean Ambrose is scheduled to remain on the road for the company, until his contract expires.
WWE Files Trademark For Possible New Characters
WWE filed three new trademarks on July 15, 2019.
As first reported by PWInsider, WWE filed trademarks for “Smackville”, “The O.C”, and “Shorty G”.
The only confirmed usage is the Smackville name, which is an up-coming WWE Network special on July 27, 2019.
Although not confirmed, several are speculating The O.C could stand for “Original Club”, in reference to Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles.
Below are the trademark filings from the United States Trademark Office.
Former Shane Strickland To Make 205 Live Debut This Tuesday
Isiah “Swerve” Scott, fka Shane Strickland is set to make his 205 Live debut this Tuesday against Drew Gulak.
— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) July 19, 2019
Scott signed with WWE earlier this year following a battle with Lucha Underground to be released from his contract. He had a successful run with MLW, as well as the independent scene.
Since debuting with NXT, he underwent a name change from Shane Strickland to Isiah “Swerve” Scott.
MJF Signs Multi-Year Deal With All Elite Wrestling
MJF has extended his current contract with All Elite Wrestling, converting it into a multi-year deal.
The company posted a video today on social media which shows MJF signing the new deal. MJF was initially signed to a short-team deal with the company in January.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 19, 2019
MJF also has a contract with Major League Wrestling, where he debuted in 2017. His MLW contract allows him to work outside the company.
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