Ex-WWE Star Tye Dillinger Aka Shawn Spears Officially Signs With AEW

Shawn Spears aka Tye Dillinger is now an official member of the AEW roster, and the former WWE star was featured in a new hype video on the Road to Fyter Fest.

The latest episode of the web series includes a vignette for Spears which begins with the wrestler saying he asks himself if he made the right choice, in reference to requesting his WWE release.

“I control my life, so now is the time to push forward,” he adds before breaking free from chains. “Fear’s greatest habit is paralyzing potential, so I say to hell with fear.”

Spears’ ends the video answering his initial question: “Did I make the right call? Ya damn right I did.”

As you’ll recall, Shawn was a participant in the Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing.

AEW tweeted the announcement:

Watch the Road to Fyter Fest video that includes the announcement of his signing below.

Spears continues to take indie bookings via SpearsBookings@gmail.com. He will face Impact Wrestling star Moose on Friday, June 14 for the Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling promotion in Cocoa, Florida. He’s also booked to face Markus Burke in Toronto on Saturday, July 6 for the Smash Wrestling promotion. Smash has Spears booked the next night in London, Ontario, in a tag team match with Cody Deaner against Tyson Dux and Derek Wylde. You can keep up with Spears’ other indie bookings via his Twitter, @Perfec10n.

As we’ve noted, Spears and WWE Superstar Tyler Breeze are opening a new wrestling school together in Apopka, Florida next month. Flatbacks Training is now accepting applications at flatbacktraining@gmail.com, and their first eight-week training class will begin on Monday, July 1.

Sources: Pro Wrestling Sheet and Wrestling Inc.