WWE has released Dylan Miley, AKA Lars Sullivan, according to PWInsider.
Sullivan was “quietly released” according to the report, which claims that WWE officials confirmed the news.
“PWInsider.com learned that Milley was quietly released last month. Today, WWE officials confirmed that Sullivan is no longer with the company.”
Lars Sullivan would make waves in NXT, debuting in 2017, earning decisive victories over Kassius Ohno, Ricochet, Velveteen Dream and others before participating in a Ladder Match to crown the inaugural NXT North American Champion. Following a stint on RAW that saw Sullivan attack Kurt Angle, Miley’s past would come back to haunt him as derogatory, prejudice remarks made prior to signing with WWE would resurface.
WWE fined Miley $100,000 and required him to undergo sensitivity training for “offensive commentary uncovered from his past” and facilitated meetings to foster further discussion around the power of social media and impact words can hold.
WWE then issued a public apology on behalf of Miley:
“There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended.”
Sullivan’s last match came on SmackDown in October, defeating Chad Gable having also defeated Jeff Hardy the week previous in his return match. Sporadic vignettes and sitdown interviews would follow.
At this moment in time, Lars Sullivan is still listed as an active Superstar as part of the SmackDown brand on WWE.com.