Dean Ambrose's decision to leave WWE at the end of his contract after WrestleMania 35 surprised both fans and insiders. According to rumors, Ambrose could sign a contract with All Elite Wrestling for the next few years.
It was reported that he had been offered an improved contract by WWE, which he turned down due to long-standing frustration with the creative direction of his character and a particular dislike of the "hokey" material he had been given.
After weeks of teasing a reunion, Ambrose reunited with Rollins and the recently returned Reigns on the March 4 episode of Raw, after they assisted Ambrose from an attack by Elias, Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, and Bobby Lashley the previous week, reverting Ambrose into a face again.
During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Roman Reigns revealed his reaction to Ambrose's choice: “It still is a big shock and we haven’t had much time to talk about it because we’ve been on the gas pedal since I’ve been back.
It concerns me a bit – the last thing I want is for one of my good friends to leave but as long as he’s happy and healthy we’ll be good. We’ll still talk all the time but this is WWE and you never know what’s going to happen”.