Tye Dillinger’s new ring name, first post-WWE booking
Create-A-Pro Wrestling has announced the first post-WWE booking for Tye Dillinger, who is bringing back the name he first used on the indies years ago – Shawn Spears. Dillinger also used this name when he worked WWE’s developmental territories at Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling from 2006-2008. He would use the Gavin Spears name when he debuted for WWE’s ECW brand in 2008, where he worked until being released in January 2009.
Dillinger will be in action at the Create-A-Pro event in Lynbrook, NY on Friday, May 31. Create-A-Pro is the school and promotion ran by WWE’s Curt Hawkins and WrestlePro’s Pat Buck.
As noted earlier today, Dillinger took to Twitter today, one week after his WWE release, and announced that he is now accepting bookings for wrestling events after May 31, which is six days after AEW Double Or Nothing. He is taking bookings for signings and other appearances now. Promoters can e-mail him at SpearsBookings@gmail.com for more information.
Details on the event with Dillinger are in the tweet below, along with comments from him:
We are thrilled to announce the first post WWE Independent match for Shawn Spears (fka Tye Dillinger). Event tickets and Meet and Greet tickets are available now for Create A Pro Wrestling on May 31st, 2019.
— Create A Pro (@CreateAPro) March 1, 2019
The response has been incredible!
Thank you to all who have reached out and I’m excited to make my first announcement:
— Shawn Spears (@Perfec10n) March 1, 2019