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Tye Dillinger


Tye Dillinger is a SmackDown Live superstar from Canada, who is best known for his ‘Perfect Ten’

gimmick. After playing hockey for nearly a decade, Dillinger made the plunge and joined professional


Early wrestling career & WWE run

After learning the ropes at Hart Wrestling School and later from Eric Young, Tye Dillinger had a few

WWE cameo appearances before being signed to a developmental deal. After a short run in OVW

and then FCW, Dillinger appeared in ECW known as Gavin Spears. After he was released, Dillinger

worked the independent circuit.

Return to NXT

Tye Dillinger returned to NXT in 2013 and was paired with Jason Jordan, as a pair of ‘blue chip

athletes’. He would find his footing as the ‘Perfect 10’. He would embark on a losing streak but still

become a favourite of the NXT Universe. Tye Dillinger then had a memorable feud with Bobby Roode

and another with SAnitY, where he had a memorable feud with his teacher, Eric Young. After a long

losing streak, Dillinger finally won the big one against Young inside a steel cage.

WWE SmackDown Live

Tye Dillinger was introduced as a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble, entering at the Number 10

spot. Tye Dillinger would then become an active member of the WWE SmackDown Live roster, feuding

with the likes of Aiden English, Samoa Joe and other members of the roster. Tye Dillinger would be

written off TV after suffering an injury at the hands of Randy Orton (which was a cover up for an

actual injury).

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