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WWE Released Rarely-Used Performer Tye Dillinger

Tye Dillinger has been granted his release by WWE and the company confirmed the news on their social media account Friday afternoon.

As per WWE.com, all that was written on the news was, "WWE has come to terms on the release of Ron Arneill (Tye Dillinger)." There was no, 'we wish him well on his future endeavors' or an explanation as to why he was granted his release when others have not been, but it appears WWE had no intention of using him, isn't worried about what might happen once he leaves and after Dillinger requested his release a few days ago, WWE obliged.

Speculation will immediately be that Arneill will look for employment elsewhere and perhaps find it with All Elite Wrestling in time for their Double or Nothing event in Las Vegas.

Dillinger was a vastly underrated talent in WWE. His stock was at its highest as part of the NXT brand when his character started became known as the "Perfect 10" and in much the same way Daniel Bryan could get an entire crowd to chant "Yes!", Dillinger could get every member of the audience to flash 10 with their hands as he made his in-ring entrances. He was called up to the main roster at the Royal Rumble a couple years ago, not coincidentally at the No. 10 spot.

Since that time, he was part of the SmackDown Live brand but rarely used. Like many NXT stars before and after him, WWE didn't know how to capitalize on his NXT popularity and he slowly disappeared over time.

What This Means

Another example of WWE not properly using NXT talent, Dillinger will now get an opportunity to prove he is more than an enhancement talent. Whether he finds employment with AEW or another promotion, he's likely better off than not being used and could be one of the lucky ones to be granted his release.

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