-- Even though WWE often exaggerates recovery times for superstars who are sidelined, Dean Ambrose is expected to miss very close to the nine months that is being publicly stated.
-- His injury has caused a significant change in plans - with the main one being the planned Shield house show tour that has never really gotten going - first with Reigns' illness in November and now Ambrose's injury. By the time Ambrose returns later in 2018, Reigns will likely be the Universal champion and booked into singles matches.
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