Despite a return which saw him engage in a feud with Seth Rollins over the Intercontinental Championship, Ambrose has made the decision to leave WWE after Wrestlemania.
On Tuesday, a report surfaced indicating that Ambrose was likely to leave when his contract expired in April. The next few weeks will certainly be telling as to what WWE and "The Lunatic" will do moving forward.
Given the relationship WWE has with both Ambrose and with his wife Renee Young, it is possible that, despite what the former Shield member has said, he could still re-sign with WWE.
The 33-year-old grappler also failed to make an impression at the Men's Royal Rumble Match last Sunday and was eliminated by NXT star Aleister Black.
He then took a "clean lose" - a wrestling term used to describe losing without storyline shenanigans - to his former tag team partner Rollins on Raw.
According to Ringside News, Ambrose informed WWE of his intentions of not renewing his contract and leaving Vince McMahon's promotion once his deal comes to an end in April. We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean had given to WWE and our fans.
One of the main reasons being bandied about at the moment for Dean turning down the chance to stay with WWE is down to how his character has been booked since he returned from injury halfway through previous year.
The heartfelt statement is a break in form for WWE, who normally merely wish departing stars "the best in their future endeavours".
Cena and Ambrose have faced each other and been rivals in the past in WWE.
WWE bosses have been portraying the star's lunatic character as more goofy than unsafe. On this week's episode of Raw, he was attacked by Nia Jax.
His departure is now said to be weep-known amongst the rest of the roster following the Rumble.
The 6ft 4in, 225lb Ambrose is a three-time Intercontinental Champion, two time Raw Tag Team Champion and was the victor of the 2016 Money in the Bank.