Tye Dillinger is now known as Shawn Spears on the indies. He is now taking dates and filling up his soul once again as Cody Rhodes promised to help him do. However, Dillinger had to free himself from his WWE contract first.
While speaking to E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, the now Shawn Spears explained the series of events that it took for him to finally get to the point where he was asking for his WWE release.
The decision had been in my mind…it was a six-month process. I got injured in October but before that, I was going to ask for a couple weeks off to clear my head and figure out what I wanted to do. But then I got injured, so that gave me three months to think. I changed my look, I changed my gear, and I pitched half a dozen ideas.”
“I (talked to Vince McMahon) and I might have put my foot in my mouth, but I needed to say what I needed to say and I stand by what I said. I did feel that when I came back, things were going to be different. They were not. I had a conversation and was told to wait and give it a few weeks. Weeks passed and it was it. It put me in a bad place because my performance was suffering. I was dreading it. I was praying that (the audience) would acknowledge that I still existed because it felt like I didn’t at the time. When you’re not giving it your all, they could see it and it wasn’t fair to them. It was time to go. I was probably late in leaving, actually.”
WWE Superstars might not be too likely to ask for their release in such a way at this point. Because the company has a different strategy of dealing with such a public address from Superstars saying that they want to leave.
It seemed to work out well for Tye Dillinger as he is now able to work his own schedule. He could show up in many different places now, but the important part is that he will only appear where he wants to.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote