Tye Dillinger might still be the Perfect 10, but he’s now known as Shawn Spears. The former WWE Superstar is now confirmed for AEW Double Or Nothing’s Casino Battle Royal and fans were very excited to see him appear in that teaser that dropped last night.
Dillinger’s fiance Peyton Royce commented on his WWE departure and explained his reasoning. Now Shawn Spears is speaking for himself as he discussed his decision with Sports Illustrated.
Spears explained that he joined AEW because he believes in this alternative that the company offers. He also expanded on taking control of his own career at this point after not being able to do what he wanted for so long under WWE’s control.
“I’m coming to AEW because I believe in what they are doing. I believe in providing an alternative for fans, and I really believe that the audience has wanted an alternative for quite some time. This is now the platform to give people exactly what they want, and I am really looking forward to proving myself in AEW.”
“My career has had its ups and downs, but I took the reins in the past few months. Now I plan on taking a very specific, driven direction. And what better time than this Saturday at Double or Nothing to prove that to the world?”
Cody Rhodes said that he will help Shawn Spears “fill up his soul” and provide resources for him to do so. It looks like AEW has exactly what Spears needs because he is now with All Elite Wrestling.