Just one week after Dean Ambrose had his final match in WWE and gave a farewell to the crowd in Brooklyn, the Lunatic Fringe would make an appearance following Monday Night Raw and the first-half of the Superstar Shake-Up.
After Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns teamed with Raw’s newly-acquired AJ Styles to defeat the team of Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin, Rollins would call-out Ambrose from the back to come and say a few words to the crowd. While he said Ambrose told him there was no way and that Rollins shouldn’t bring him out, the Universal Champion would convince him and remind him that his wife is Canadian, so naturally it made sense.
Ambrose would come out and speak to the crowd in Montreal, even trying his hand at a little french in the process.
“Now I know what you’re all thinking; you’re thinking ‘boy they make it hard for a guy to retire around here.’ But the truth is, I was just in the neighborhood and I thought I’d stop by here at Centre Bell and tell you guys that I don’t know if anybody’s ever told you.
I’m not saying this just for me, I’m saying it for my two boys here (Reigns and Rollins), I’m saying it for every WWE Superstar in the locker room on Raw and SmackDown. What I want to tell you is there’s a reason WWE comes to Canada so often. There is a reason WWE runs in Canada so often and it ain’t because we like the weather in January in Saskatoon. We come here so often because of you. Because of fans here in Montreal and all across Canada – the passion that you fans have for this crazy thing that I still call wrestling. The passion you have gives us the energy that we need to come out here and put our bodies on the line for you.
To anybody here in this building tonight and any Canadians listening up here in the Great White North from sea to sea, one more time, Merci Beaucoup Montreal!”Dean Ambrose, April 15, 2019
Ambrose would end up hugging his Shield brothers in the ring to close out what was a very exciting night of wrestling in Montreal.
Ambrose may be done in WWE (for now) but he’s still got passion for the business and his parting seemed to be amicable if he’s still appearing even after his contract has expired.