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WWE/AEW News: Dean Ambrose could wrestle at AEW's Double or Nothing if released by WWE

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11.24K   //    12 Feb 2019, 02:31 IST

Dean Ambrose has reportedly opted not to resign with WWE once his contract expires this April.
Dean Ambrose has reportedly opted not to resign with WWE once his contract expires this April.

What's the story?

Dean Ambrose has been a loyal employee of WWE since debuting with the Shield at the end of 2014.

But due to unhappiness with his character, reports emerged that Ambrose would not be signing a new contract with WWE once his current deal expires in at the end of April 2019.

Ringisdenews.com are reporting that even though most WWE contracts contain a 90-day no-compete clause, Ambrose could still appear at All Elite Wrestling's official first show, Double or Nothing.

In case you didn't know...

Ambrose has been upset with his character for some time and he notified WWE of his intention to leave the company over the Royal Rumble weekend.

He has continued to appear on Raw, interacting with both Nia Jax and EC3. EC3 defeated Ambrose via roll up on last week's Raw.

The heart of the matter

Since Ambrose is apparently leaving WWE, the next logical step is to think what his next move will be.

All Elite Wrestling is putting on its Double or Nothing show at the end of May and AEW is said to have interest in Ambrose for its roster.

WWE contracts usually have a standard 90-day no-compete clause in the workings of its deals, but Ringsidenews.com notes that Ambrose does not have one of these clauses in his contract.

The site also revealed that WWE could have extended his contract due to the 10 months he was out due to injury, but it appears that WWE won't be pursuing that avenue in order to retain Ambrose's services.

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Would Ambrose be able to make a presence at Double or Nothing on May 25?
Would Ambrose be able to make a presence at Double or Nothing on May 25?

Ambrose's rejection of re-signing with WWE in April comes of the heels of the Revival, Hideo Itami and the couple of Mike and Maria Kanellis asking for releases from WWE.

What's next?

If Ambrose is indeed on his way out of WWE, he will likely be wrestling one of his last matches for WWE at WrestleMania 35. His potential opponent is still up in the air, but until the end of April, WWE appears as if it will still be featuring Ambrose on television.

After April ends and he is officially free to pursue whatever he wishes, more details will emerge as to what he is or isn't able to do.

Ambrose appearing at and/or wrestling at Double or Nothing would be a huge first blow in the potential battle between WWE and AEW.

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