Chris Jericho discusses Shawn Spears' release.
On Feb. 22, WWE released Tye Dillinger from his contract after a public request. Since then, other WWE superstars have reportedly and publicly requested their release from the company, but to no avail. Chris Jericho believes the success of AEW has caused WWE to turn down release requests, forcing superstars to honor their contracts.
"I don't know why [Shawn Spears] sat on the sidelines for eight months. I don't know why a lot of guys sit on the sidelines for eight months," Jericho said on Busted Open Radio. "But you know how it works up North, brother. If you fall out of grace, you're finished being played with as Vince's toy, you get put in the corner. Thankfully, Shawn got his release. He's the last one that will. Nobody will ever get their release from WWE again. Nobody. He got his release, Cody and him are friends. Cody knew what he was capable of. I knew what he was capable of. I championed to get him. The guy is a tremendous heel. He's an old school heel. He looks the part. Putting him with Tully Blanchard is a great idea. He's a main eventer. We're going to make him into a star, just by putting him with Cody Rhodes."
Tye Dillinger was brought in to AEW as Shawn Spears and made a big impact at AEW Fyter Fest, waffling Cody Rhodes with a steel chair upside the head. The chair shot set up a grudge match between Cody and Spears at AEW All Out.
Elsewhere during the interview, Jericho discussed NXT moving to USA to compete with AEW on Wednesday nights. You can view his comments by clicking here.
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