Following The Shield's breakup, Dean Ambrose went on to become a one-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a three-time Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time Raw Tag Team Champion (with Rollins). He was also the 2016 Money in the Bank ladder match winner, cashing in his contract on Rollins later that night to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Upon winning the Raw Tag Team Championship in August 2017, Ambrose became the 27th Triple Crown Champion and the 16th Grand Slam Champion. Speaking on After 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff talked about Jon Moxley having creative frustrations with WWE: “Guess what? That’s the entertainment business.
Anybody that’s ever directed or produced a television series, a sitcom, a movie, or wrestling show, or probably a high school play, at one level or another has faced that issue. Now, obviously the higher profile [a performer] becomes, the more success you have, the more sensitive one becomes to that particular issue.
It’s the nature of the business”. On May 1, Good posted a cryptic video on Twitter, promoting the return of his Jon Moxley gimmick. On May 25, Moxley made his unannounced debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) during their Double or Nothing event, attacking Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, and the referee after Jericho and Omega's main event match. Shortly after, it was announced that Moxley had signed a multi-year contract.