Shawn Spears, the former Tye Dillinger, spoke to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV recently. You can see the full interview above, and check out submitted highlights below.
His 90-day non compete with WWE ended the day before Double or Nothing:
"I asked for my release on my birthday, February 19th. I was verbally granted it on the Friday which was the 22nd or something but I needed the paperwork officially and I didn't get that until the following week. Had they waited an extra 24 hours I would not have been able to do Double or Nothing so I think WWE was being gracious. They knew what was going on. I think they allowed me to be out at that time to do whatever I wanted to do including Double or Nothing. I could be completely wrong and it might have slipped their minds, I don't know but I like to think that I had earned that mutual respect."
Being nervous about appearing at Double or Nothing:
"I was scared s**tless because I was gone for so long and my career in WWE wasn't exactly how I hoped it would be, especially coming from NXT and the momentum of the Perfect 10 character. The reality is if you tell people something long enough, good or bad, they're going to believe it. And for a while the picture painted was that I wasn't exactly a favorable character. I wasn't exactly a character that was going to be utilized to a certain extent. This is what it is and here's what it is and you can take it or leave it. A lot of time had gone by, a lot of low time had gone by so coming out at Double or Nothing I was like 'God, I just hope people remember'. I hope people react and I hope people care that I'm here tonight'. That was my biggest fear."