Tye Dillinger is no longer under contract with the WWE.
On Friday afternoon, WWE confirmed that the SmackDown star has been released after requesting the termination of his contract. The company issued the following statement announcing the news:
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Ron Arneill (Tye Dillinger).”
This comes after earlier this week he put out a lengthy statement announcing that he had asked to be released from his contract. Just last month, he was preparing to make his in-ring return under the WWE banner. The star of the blue brand showed off his new haircut and an all-black wardrobe in a social media post.
Back in October, the company announced that he suffered a hand injury and had to undergo surgery as a result of it. According to the statement that was posted on the official website of the company, the SmackDown star suffered the injury while competing at a live event in Macon, GA at the Macon Centreplex. At this show, he lost to Shelton Benjamin in a singles match.
The announcement came just a few hours before he was supposed to challenge then-champion Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship on the blue branded show in Atlanta, GA. R-Truth would later replace him.
He worked under the WWE banner as recently as February 18 against EC3 at a live event. Dillinger had two stints with the WWE with the latest run starting in 2013 on the NXT brand. He would later be called up to the main roster in 2017.