Ambrose Causing WWE to Re-Sign Talent, News on Rumble Changes
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Ambrose Causing WWE to Re-Sign Talent, News on Rumble Changes

By Marchman · Thursday, January 31, 2019 · 0 Comments

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It was reported earlier in the week that Raw Superstar Dean Ambrose will be leaving WWE later on this year. WWE later confirmed that the reports of Ambrose choosing not to sign a new 5-year deal with the company are true, and Ambrose is currently set to finish up his run with WWE after WrestleMania 35 in April. A ton of speculation has already been made over Dean Ambrose's future in the wrestling business as some believe that he could end up working a a different promotion such as All Elite Wrestling. The news of Ambrose's departure comes right after Hideo Itami finished up his WWE run, and after reports of The Revival, Mike & Maria Kanellis, and others all asking for their releases from the company.

According to PWInsider, WWE officials met with some members of the roster during this Tuesday's SmackDown show backstage and encouraged them to sign new deals with the company. WWE specifically met with roster members who have less than two years remaining on their current contracts. Private meetings were reportedly held in order to have wrestlers sign longer deals with WWE. Dean Ambrose is considered one of the top stars in WWE and the news of his departure was said to have surprised several WWE Superstars. With AEW offering huge contracts to free agents in the wrestling business, WWE is clearly doing all that it can now to prevent even more members of its roster from moving over to the new promotion.

The Royal Rumble matches underwent quite a few changes before they were presented this past Sunday night. It was previously reported that WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was brought in to replace Zack Ryder in the men's Rumble match. in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was mentioned that several changes were made to the women's Royal Rumble match as well. Some of the women apparently weren't able to execute their spots in time partly due to the long entrance from the stage to the ring in Chase Field. As a result, parts of the match were extended in order to give each woman a chance to shine. In the end, SmackDown's Becky Lynch entered the match at #28 and eliminated Charlotte Flair last to win the match.






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