The former Shield member informed WWE officials that he would not be re-signing with the company when his contract expired shortly after WrestleMania 35, and since leaving WWE, the new Dean Ambrose, known as Jon Moxley, has rolled full steam ahead without looking back.
Since leaving WWE, Moxley made a surprise All Elite Wrestling debut at Double Or Nothing, and is currently amidst a great run in New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax tournament.
Taking the above into consideration, let's look at 5 major differences between Jon Moxley and Dean Ambrose.
#5 Jon Moxley is as serious as they come
Dubbed The Lunatic Fringe in WWE, Dean Ambrose often found himself playing the more comedic role of the three members of The Shield. Roman Reigns represented the muscle in the group, Seth Rollins was the cunning Architect, and Dean Ambrose was oftentimes the silly wildcard.
Towards the end of his run in WWE, Dean Ambrose played a heel who particularly hated the WWE Universe, and found himself involved in numerous comedy angles involving Ambrose getting a shot from a WWE doctor in order to prevent him from contracting whatever the crowd in Los Angeles had. At one point, Ambrose entered the arena wearing a gas mask, an angle Ambrose admitted after he left WWE that he very much disliked doing.
With Jon Moxley, the comedy aspect of the character has been largely removed, and Moxley seems more focused than ever on proving his abilities in the ring.
Since debuting with AEW and NJPW, Moxley has been able to allow his inner fire loose during promos laden with a more serious tone and void of the humor typically found in WWE.