Ambrose left Vince McMahon’s promotion last month because he was reportedly frustrated with the direction of his character and the lacklustre booking he was getting.
The Lunatic Fringe is set to continue his wrestling career in a different promotion under his old hardcore persona of Jon Moxley, which was confirmed with a dark and eerie promotional video he shared on social media.
Rumours suggest he will join the newly-formed wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling, which has signed other former WWE megastars like Chris Jericho and British highflier Pac, formerly known as Neville.
Nothing is certain yet but former wrestler-turned MMA fighter Hager, who used to perform as Jack Swagger in WWE, may have spoiled Ambrose’s next move.
The two-time world champion was asked if he would consider showing up for AEW’s first ever major Pay-Per-View event Double or Nothing, which takes place on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
But the former World Heavyweight Champion denied a potential cross over because he doesn’t want to step in Moxley’s shadow.
Hager told Ariel Helwani on ESPN MMA: “I don’t want to step in Jon Moxley’s shadow.
“I think that’s going to be a great debut for him, hopefully I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that’s where we see him at.
“I think anything is possible.
“It’s awesome, awesome to be a part of this.
“This is definitely why I left [WWE] in 2017 because I knew that pro wrestling was going to have such big opportunities and new platforms for young businessmen who are serious and who are trying to provide for their families to come out and excel and excel the way you want to and work with the people you want to and build your brand the way you want to which is the most important thing.”
Ambrose was one of WWE’s biggest superstars as he put together the legendary stable of The Shield with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
The Moral Compass’ career highlight took place at Money in the Bank 2016 where he became WWE Champion by beating Rollins.
The 33-year-old fan favourite is also a WWE Grand Slam winner that has shared the ring with wrestling legends like John Cena, The Undertaker, AJ Styles and many more.