20 Facts About Shawn Spears


Shawn Spears is known for his time with WWE under the ring name Tye Dillinger.


Shawn Spears played hockey for over ten years until he decided to leave the sport and enter professional wrestling.


Shawn Spears was signed to a developmental contract by WWE following the tryout, on January 21,2006.


Shawn Spears made a cameo appearance at Cyber Sunday as an employee called "Stan", who gets superkicked by Shawn Michaels of D-Generation X when Michaels is told that he doesn't understand the meaning of the word "controversial".


On March 17,2007, Shawn Spears won the Television Championship from Boris Alexiev, his first singles title in OVW.


Shawn Spears then began feuding with Runnels and eventually lost the Television Championship to him on July 6,2007 before winning it back one week later.


Shawn Spears later regained the Television Title, only to lose it to Colt Cabana.

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Shawn Spears lost to Cabana, who then chose Charles "The Hammer" Evans as his new tag team partner.


On September 15,2013, it was reported that Shawn Spears had re-signed with WWE, and he was assigned to WWE's developmental territory NXT under the ring name Tye Dillinger.


Shawn Spears made his televised NXT debut in a losing effort against Mojo Rawley.


Shawn Spears faced the debuting Apollo Crews at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and another debuting Andrade "Cien" Almas at NXT TakeOver: The End, but he lost both matches.


Shawn Spears returned to in-ring competition at a house show on February 9,2019; however, he was still not used on television.


Arneill, under his previous name of Shawn Spears, debuted for All Elite Wrestling at their inaugural pay-per-view event Double or Nothing, competing in the pre-show Casino Battle Royale.


Shawn Spears would fail to win as the match was won by Adam Page.


In February 2020, Blanchard and Shawn Spears began a campaign to recruit a new tag team partner for Shawn Spears.


Shortly after, Shawn Spears was used primarily in a comedic role as he mocked Dustin Rhodes and the Rhodes family in a news report parody segment and challenged Dustin Rhodes to a match at Double or Nothing.


At Double or Nothing, Shawn Spears had his clothes ripped off and was defeated by Dustin Rhodes.


Shawn Spears then presented him with a black glove, similar to the one worn by Blackjack Mulligan and Ted DiBiase, that can be illegally loaded with a metal slug.


Shawn Spears later disposed of the glove after an interview with AEW commentator Tony Schiavone.


Shawn Spears continued aligning himself with MJF in the latter's feud against Wardlow.