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Tye Dillinger Reveals He Tried And Failed To Return To NXT

A fan recently asked Tye Dillinger if he would return to NXT if the opportunity was there, and apparently, The Perfect 10 has already explored that possibility.

Despite the vast amount of television WWE is giving us every week, there are still a litany of Superstars getting lost in the shuffle. That's because as the company grows, the roster grows with it. Not only is WWE pumping out more television than ever before, but it also has more wrestlers under contract to the promotion than at any other point in history.

As touched upon above, that means certain wrestlers are simply not being used. A prime example of exactly that is Tye Dillinger. Now granted, The Perfect 10 has been unable to compete since October due to having to undergo hand surgery. Let's not beat around the bush, though. Dillinger wasn't being used to his full potential before that, and the pattern will likely continue when he returns.

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Dillinger isn't the only Superstar to be plucked from NXT only to be neglected on the main roster. When he first made the move to the mainstream, Dillinger was as popular on SmackDown Live as he had been at Full Sail. That shine sadly faded relatively quickly. Aside from the novelty of appearing in the number ten spot in Royal Rumble matches, Vince McMahon doesn't seem all too sure of what to do with Dillinger.

Which begs the question, why don't these unused call-ups get sent back to NXT for a little while? A fan posed that question to Dillinger on Twitter recently. The former NXT star replied with just one word. "Tried." It would seem that Tye tried to return to a world where he was booked much more favorably, but the powers-that-be were against the idea of it.

Dillinger has been back to whence he came since his main roster call-up. Last May, a little more than a year after his full call-up, he wrestled in NXT for one night only. Tyler Breeze has made a couple of similar cameo appearances following his failure to make an indelible mark on the main roster. A system in which Superstars can go back to NXT as well as being called up seems like a great idea to us, but clearly, the boss does not agree.

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