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BREAKING: WWE Confirms Dean Ambrose Is Leaving

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 29, 1994) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium in Fayetteville, North Carolina and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Men on a Mission vs. Terry Austin & Joey Stallings

– Sparky Plugg vs. The Brooklyn Brawler (Sparky’s debut; taped prior to the Royal Rumble)

– Diesel vs. Tommy Angel

– Tatanka vs. Austin Steele

– Jeff Jarrett vs. Tyrone Knox

– The Headshrinkers vs. Sid Garrison & Larry McGill

• BREAKING: WWE Confirms Dean Ambrose Is Leaving

As we noted earlier, PWTorch reported that RAW wrestler Dean Ambrose is very frustrated with the creative direction for his character and wants to leave WWE when his contract expires in April after WrestleMania 35.

WWE has now confirmed that Ambrose will indeed leave the company. Below is the statement that WWE issued:

“Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good) will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April. We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE.”

According to PWInsider, the contract that Ambrose rejected was a 5 year deal worth seven figures annually. It was also noted that money is no longer an issue for Ambrose as he has made enough money while being on the WWE main roster for 6 years and he doesn’t live an expensive lifestyle.

According to the Wrestling Observer, the main reason why Ambrose wants to leave WWE is that he doesn’t like doing “hokey things”, which includes scripted interviews/promos.

For those who don’t know, promos and interview segments nowadays are written by WWE writers and have to be said word to word by the WWE stars. Back in the day, wrestlers were only given bullet points (main things that they needed to cover while cutting a promo).

Below are Ambrose’s accomplishments in WWE:

– 1x WWE Champion

– 3x Intercontinental Champion

– 2x RAW Tag Team Champion

– 1x United States Champion

– 1x Money In The Bank

– Triple Crown Champion

– Grand Slam Champion

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