Why Dean Ambrose won’t be making a comeback at WrestleMania 40

Breaking News 🚨. Dean Ambrose return to WWE WrestleMania 40

Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose) is still one of the most beloved stars in the WWE Universe. After wrapping up his run in the Stamford-based promotion in 2019, the former Shield member has been working with Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.

On the latest episode of Monday Night RAW, fans were given a dose of nostalgia when Seth Rollins mentioned The Shield in his promo with Cody Rhodes. The reference to The Shield even raises a major question among fans about whether there are any chances of Dean Ambrose making a WWE return at this year’s Grandest Stage of Them All, which is already shaping up as one of the greatest ‘Mania’s in recent times.

Despite this, there is no chance of Dean Ambrose appearing at this year’s Show of Shows. The former WWE star is already under a multi-year contract with AEW, and his deal is expected to expire in 2027.


As of this writing, the company has announced an Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match where Roman Reigns will defend against Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 40. The American Nightmare intends to finish his story this year. Further, the addition of the now villainous Rock adds an extra layer of excitement for fans.

Meanwhile, it is important to note that the landscape of the company has changed since Ambrose left, especially due to the regime of Triple H. Even back in 2019, the Stamford-based promotion wanted the 38-year-old star to stay but, eventually, the former WWE Champion turned down their offer. This indeed boosts the chances of Ambrose once again making his comeback in WWE after his contract expires in 2027.

The King of Kings pulled off the return of CM Punk last year, something no one expected to ever happen. So, this seemingly opens a small window for the arrival of Dean Ambrose in the near future.

When did Dean Ambrose (aka Jon Moxley) extend his AEW contract?

After making an earth-shattering debut in 2019, Moxley signed a new deal with AEW in 2022. Tony Khan confirmed in a press release that the former AEW World Champion had extended his contract extension by five years.

Further, the press release confirmed that the AEW star’s responsibilities would also expand as it would include mentoring and coaching fellow talent.


Overall, it will be interesting to see what will happen in the upcoming years because, in the world of professional wrestling, you can “never say never.”

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