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WWE News: Dean Ambrose advertised to return to action?

11.98K   //    17 Apr 2018, 13:04 IST

Dean Ambrose attacks Cesaro
Dean Ambrose attacks Cesaro

What's the story?

'The Lunatic Fringe' Dean Ambrose may be set to return to in-ring action. WWE's website, advertised the former member of the Shield for upcoming Live Events during the South Africa tour. Dean Ambrose has been out with injury for around four months, since December. 

In case you didn't know...

Ambrose reunited with former Shield mate, Seth Rollins as a tag team to challenge Sheamus and Cesaro of The Bar for the Tag Team Gold. They were successful and held the Raw Tag Team Titles until they lost the same a week before Survivor Series.

They reunited with their other Shield mate, Roman Reigns as well and went on to feud with their common enemies of the Miz and Miztourage, The Bar, and Samoa Joe. The reunion seemed cursed from the start, as before their first official reunion match at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Roman Reigns had to be replaced due to an illness concern. Kurt Angle replaced him instead. 

The reunion officially came to an end in December, when Dean suffered an injury to his triceps, which reportedly was to put him out of action for nine months. 

The heart of the matter

WWE is set to go on a tour of South Africa, with Live Events lined up in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg. 

According to the advertisements on the website, Dean Ambrose is set to be there for three of the four events on this tour, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

He is not, however, advertised for the Thursday Live Event scheduled for the second night in Cape Town, or any of the WWE Live Television programs of either Raw or SmackDown.

The fact remains that despite what is on the website, WWE advertisements can always change, and also Dean Ambrose may not appear at these events in an in-ring wrestling capacity. He was set to be out for 6-9 months, and with only four months gone since his injury, it remains unlikely he will make a full-time return to the roster.

What's next?

WWE is set to continue their Superstar Shakeup on this week's episode of SmackDown Live. The live events are scheduled for Cape Town on Wednesday and Thursday, Pretoria on Friday, and Johannesburg on Saturday.


Author's take

It will be interesting to see what condition Dean is in if he does make an appearance at the Live Events. Not an injury prone star, this is the first time that he has been out of action due to injury in a long time. 

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