WWE has granted Tye Dillinger’s release, as he requested on Tuesday night shortly after SmackDown Live.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Ron Arneill (Tye Dillinger),” WWE said in a brief statement on their website.
Dillinger recently returned to live events after suffering a hand injury last Fall. Despite being cleared, he was not featured on WWE TV in recent weeks.
Before his release request, there were signs that he was unhappy. He recently stated that he asked (and was denied) for the opportunity to go back and work in NXT, something several wrestlers would like to do considering that the roster is so overcrowded and many are sitting backstage at TV every week with nothing to do.
For what it’s worth, Dillinger is good friends with Cody Rhodes so there’s a good chance he will land with All Elite Wrestling. The fact that WWE has granted his release is interesting considering that others have asked for the same thing but their requests have been denied. Hideo Itami is the exception because he told the company that he would be moving back home to Japan.