Shawn Spears Reveals Former WWE Talent Has Retired

Shawn Spears claims a former WWE talent has hung up their boots

AEW’s Shawn Spears has revealed that a former colleague of his in WWE has retired from in-ring action.

Spears - who wrestled in WWE and NXT as Tye Dillinger - was a guest on The Sessions with Renee Young, where ‘The Chairman’ revealed that Tyler Breeze has seemingly hung up his boots:

“He still works out, he’s still in shape. There will be times we’ll hop in the ring and have 20, 25 minutes. We just did that a couple of weeks ago with the Gunns, just at the school to get some cardio in. He can still go, he still does everything. But I say to him, ‘Hey man, getting ready for a second run?’ He goes ‘Nah, [I’m] retired.’ So I don’t know. That’s the true answer. But I see the excitement sometimes when he hops in,” said Spears.

Breeze was one of the stand out stars of NXT as the ‘black and gold’ era kicked off, but was mainly used as a comedy jobber on WWE Main Roster. Despite having not wrestled since Summer 2021, Breeze is still involved with the business, co-running the Flatbacks Wrestling School with Spears.

“He’s done very well for himself, he’s a very smart guy,” continued Spears. “But I think it still creeps in every now and then, and I only know that because of how passionate he is when he teaches too. So if he didn’t care, he’d be a little more relaxed. It’s just a matter of timing, or the right opportunity to present itself.

“I hope that he’s not done, because he still has a lot to offer. Just an incredible coach, good human being, and a benefit to this industry.”

H/T: Wrestling Inc.

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