Back in February, Dillinger announced in a Twitter statement that he had requested his release from WWE. It was later granted by the company. One month prior to his release, he was preparing to make his in-ring return under the WWE banner after being sidelined with an injury.
This is when he Dillinger revealed that he turned down a big raise in order to get his release from the company.
“I walked in and said to talent relations at the time that I needed to go. They said, ‘Well, we’re about to offer you a pretty substantial raise’ and I just kind of put my hands up. Now, I’m by no means a millionaire, I’m not even close, I’ve been very lucky, I have everything I could possibly need… I wouldn’t have that without WWE. But for me personally, this wasn’t about the money, so I didn’t even let him get the offer out of his mouth.
Later I found out what it was, a couple of weeks later, but I just said it wouldn’t change anything tomorrow morning when I wake up, I’m still going to feel the same way that I do right now, that I have for the last six months.”
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H/T to Sportskeeda for the transcription