Lars Sullivan — real name Dylan Miley — has been fined and will have to undergo sensitivity training after past bigoted comments he had made surfaced online.
There have been a lot of questions regarding Sullivan’s future with the company after he started to receive a big push from WWE after moving up to the main roster from NXT only to have a string of controversial comments come to light.
In the aftermath of that discover, many wondered if Sullivan would be fired but ultimately WWE opted to fine him $100,000 and require sensitivity training to return to work.
“WWE supports a culture of inclusion regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we are committed to embracing all individuals as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide,” WWE said in a statement initially reported by Forbes.
“Dylan Miley (aka Lars Sullivan) will be fined $100,000 and required to complete sensitivity training for offensive commentary uncovered from his past. WWE will also facilitate meetings for Dylan with community organizations to foster further discussion around the power of social media and the impact of your words.”
The comments surfaced on a Reddit thread that unearthed posts made by Sullivan on a bodybuilding forum as he made defamatory comments about race, sexual assault, mental health, immigrants and homosexuals.
Once the revelation started to make rounds in the WWE circles, The New Day’s Big E responded to a comment regarding Sullivan’s behavior.
Now Sullivan will have to pay the $100,000 fine and undergo the sensitivity training but he will not be pulled from live shows or television as retribution for his actions.