Since becoming a full-time commentator on Monday Night Raw, Renee Young hasn’t talked much about her marriage to Dean Ambrose. However, with Dean only recently back from an extended medical leave and sporting a great new look, it’s also understandable that people would want her perspective on what happened during his time away from the ring.
In a recent episode of Jim Ross’s podcast, Young opened up about Dean’s injury and about just how scary his condition got in the weeks after his initial surgery:
He ended up having to go back in and having another surgery on his arm. He tore his tricep and went for surgery in December. And then, I remember him calling me New Year’s Day, we had a show in Miami. RAW was in Miami and his arm was bleeding everywhere. He woke up and there was blood all over the bed and he was so confused by what happened, not being able to fully get a look at what happened to his arm. He kept bandaging it up to get it to reseal as quickly as possible this opening that happened in his arm. So he eventually had to go back to Birmingham, which is where he had his surgery initially, just for a check in, and that’s when they realized his infection had escalated a lot. They had to go back in and clean it out.
Renee was honest about her own emotions in deal with Dean’s injury and the further health scares that followed, saying “It was really tough to see somebody that you love go through something like that, especially somebody like Dean who is this indestructible force and to see him down and out with something like that, it was… yeah, it was tough to go through.”
In a more lighthearted moment, JR said Ambrose’s hair “needed to be addressed,” alluding to the fact that Ambrose debuted a new look upon his return from medical leave. Thank to her appearance on the podcast, we now know it was Renee wielding the clippers.
“I actually shaved his head right after he had his surgery,” Young said. “He always wanted to just see what he would look like with his head shaved, so I was like, ‘Well, you’re not going to be on TV for a little while, so let’s do it.’ We went into the backyard and I shaved all of his hair off. As I have the razor ready for him, he was like, ‘Uh, I don’t know if I should do this,’ and I was like, ‘I’m already like a stroke into it. It’s too late. The hair’s coming off.'”
Fortunately for all concerned, Dean looks the best he ever has with his buzzed hair, and it’s clear that we can give Renee some of the credit not just for holding the razor, but for providing much of the support that’s led to his glow-up and reinvigorated his career.