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Shawn Spears Removed From AEW Roster Page, Deactivates Twitter

Shawn Spears

Shawn Spears has been removed from AEW’s roster page after cutting a promo on this week’s Dynamite saying “you can change the three letters, but you can’t change the glass ceiling” and speaking about how he bet on himself but the grass isn’t always greener.

You can read a transcript of that promo below. (H/T

“I bet on myself. I left New York, and the grass isn’t always greener. You can change the three letters, but you can’t change the glass ceiling. I am more talented than 95% of this roster and any other roster on this planet today. I look better, I work better and I damn sure talk better, so I don’t know why everybody is trying to work me into this thought that I’m not.”

“If you can’t find five minutes a week for a guy that’s got 19 years under his belt and checks every single box across the board on what it requires to be a television star, then yeah, there’s a problem. Despite walking into AEW hot as hell, by the way, only to find myself digging out of a hole for 18 months that Tony Khan and his favorite EVP Cody pushed me into.”

Spears, formerly known as Tye Dillinger in WWE, has also made significant changes to his social media accounts – including deactivating his Twitter and making his Instagram private.

Shawn Spears debuted in AEW at their inaugural pay-per-view event Double or Nothing, competing in the pre-show Casino Battle Royale. His signing was officially be announced on June 12th. At Fyter Fest in the same month, Spears would hit Cody Rhodes with a steel chair, coining the name of The Chairman of AEW, in arguably his most memorable moment – which Rhodes elaborated on last month.

Following their rematch, Spears aligned himself with Tully Blanchard, and has since been involved in short rivalries with Dustin Rhodes and Joey Janela. Spears was presented with a loaded black glove by Blanchard similar to the one worn by Blackjack Mulligan and Ted DiBiase, and has used it to his advantage ever since. However, he would dismiss and discard the black glove this week on Dynamite, too.