WWE decided to release Lars Sullivan from his contract on Tuesday but has yet to publicly announce it. Instead, it was first reported by PWinsider.com. Since then, there have been various backstage reports about his departure including why Vince McMahon fired him.
Fightful reached out to Sullivan to get his side of the story and has posted some highlights of their chat with the former WWE star on Patreon.
Sullivan did confirm the release and was surprised WWE didn’t announce it themselves. He said they did it with “compassion and honesty.” He noted that he told WWE he was done with wrestling because of his battle with crippling anxiety issues to the point of struggling to eat during days of TV filming and was having trouble sleeping.
Sullivan also cited losing his father last year, which resulted in him having a rollercoaster 2020. He considers himself “his own worst enemy, and owned up to multiple issues that prevented him from gaining traction in what he called his dream job.”
He stated that he’s likely done with wrestling and took responsibility for the issues that led to that, by calling some actions “idiocy” and “his own selfish behavior.”
Sullivan added that he was grateful for his experience with WWE. He also talked about the shirtless promo with Michael Cole, whether he looked at it as the company sabotaging him, and more. Check out the full report here.