Tye Dillinger left WWE, but there were some hurdles along the way.
Dillinger, a popular star, worked his way through NXT up to the WWE main roster, and married WWE Superstar Peyton Royce along the way. Though Dillinger, now Spears, was ready to leave the company, Peyton is a current WWE Women's Tag Team Champion. Dillinger said that Royce supports him, even working in rival companies.
"When I first brought it up she was open to speaking about it and talking about it and we did on numerous occasions and then finally she could see that nothing was changing and nothing was getting better. My mentality in terms of bringing my work home with me wasn't getting any better and eventually she said to me, 'Look, I need you happy and I don't care how that is, I don't care where that is. I just know that going forward for the rest of our lives, for our future children and for our household now I need you happy. So whatever it is that you need to do to make yourself happy, I am with you 100%. Wherever you go I am with you 100%.' She has my back. And when you find someone like that, put a ring on it. Lock it down. She has been my upmost number one supporter and my number one fan and my best friend through all of this," when speaking to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV
Dillinger/Spears would debut for AEW at Double or Nothing, while his wife remained Tag Team Champion in WWE.
You can see Van Vliet's full conversation with Dillinger at the top of the page.