Tye Dillinger and Hideo Itami asked for their WWE releases and they were granted. Then they were both released a few weeks later along with TJP who did not ask for his release at all. According to a high-level source in WWE, Tye Dillinger and Hideo Itami didn’t check any of the boxes needed to be successful.

Dillinger and Itami will be known as Gavin Spears and Kenta respectively when they start applying their trade on the indies once again. Even though there was an outpouring of support for both men upon their releases, it doesn’t seem like everyone will miss them.

Brad Shepard reported that a “high-level” source in WWE remarked that neither Spears or Kenta will be missed very much in the company.

A high level source in #WWE on recent Superstar releases: “I always thought Dillinger and Kenta stunk.”


Only time will tell what all of the recent WWE releases are going to be able to accomplish on the indie wrestling scene. Tye Dillinger’s calendar is already filling up quickly.

Kenta and TJP have yet to announce any indie bookings, but you never know if all three former Superstars could be people who end up making WWE regret letting them go so easily.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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