2018 has been an interesting year for professional wrestling, but unfortunately former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose has spent the whole year sitting on the sidelines due to injury.
Ambrose underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps last year, and fans have been patiently waiting for his return.
His recovery seems to be going well, and Ambrose was recently spotted in Birmingham, Alabama which means he’s still rehabbing the injury.
However, fans shouldn’t expect to see Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam, as WrestleVotes is reporting that his return will likely take place after the pay-per-view event.
Getting a few questions regarding Dean Ambrose’s return lately. Can’t say for certain, but source said “not to expect him anytime before SummerSlam. September seems more likely at this point.”
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 11, 2018
Furthermore, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that Ambrose is set to return “around the end of summer.”
Not much is known about who he’ll be working with when he returns, but it’s rumored that WWE officials are considering a heel turn for the Lunatic Fringe.