Earlier today, we covered reports by the Pro Wrestling Torch and PWInsider about Dean Ambrose planning to depart the company when his deal expires after WrestleMania.
Wrestleview.com had reached out to WWE for an official comment early this morning and didn’t receive a reply immediately, all while reports started to go public.
WWE just issued the following statement to Wrestleview confirming the reports and revealing that Ambrose’s deal expires in April.
“Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good) will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April. We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE.”
The reports earlier today indicated that Ambrose was offered a new five-year deal and turned it down. It was speculated that WWE could potentially come back with another offer, but the above statement would seem to indicate that isn’t in the plans as of now.