Shawn Spears (Tye Dillinger)


Full NameRonald William Arneill

BornFebruary 19, 1981



Relation(s)Peyton Royce (Fiance)


Ronnie William Arneill is a Canadian professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is best known for his work with WWE as Tye Dillinger and Shawn Spears in AEW.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments
  3. FAQ's

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Years (2002-2013)

In March, Arneill began wrestling for several independent promotions. He changed his ring name to Shawn Spears. In 2006, he began working for OVW, where he won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship and OVW Heavyweight Championship on several occasions. They moved him to ECW in 2008. In 2009, they released him from his contract. After being released, Spears spent his time on independent promotions such as EAW, ROH, and WWC before re-signing with WWE.


Return to WWE (2013-2019)

After resigning Spears, they changed his name to Tye Dillinger. In 2014, he made his NXT debut. He created a new gimmick in NXT as "The Perfect 10" and faced several superstars such as Apollo Crews, Andrade, Baron Corbin, Buddy Murphy, Eric Young, Samoa Joe, Robert Roode, and Shinsuke Nakamura before moving to the main roster. At Royal Rumble, he entered at 10 but lost.

After Mania, he was drafted to SmackDown. In September, Dillinger entered the United States Championship storyline between AJ Styles and Baron Corbin. At Hell in a Cell, Baron Corbin defeated Dillinger and Styles to win the title. Between 2018 to 2019, Dillinger spent his time as an enhancement talent and took part in several battle royals and royal rumble matches. In 2019, they released him from the company.


AEW (2019-Present)

In 2019, he began his feud with Cody, where he attacked him with a steel chair after his match. At All Out, he lost to Cody, but Tully Blanchard began managing Spears. At Full Gear, he defeated Joey Janela. In 2020, Spears was being used for comedic purposes, and Dustin Rhodes ripped his clothes off after Double or Nothing.

After being in several small feuds, Spears joined The Pinnacle and feuded with The Inner Circle. At Blood and Guts, The Pinnacle defeated The Inner Circle. At Doble or Nothing, The Inner Circle defeated The Pinnacle in a stadium stampede match. Spears began assisting MJF and Wardlow during their matches with a steel chair. Spears was last seen on Dynamite accompanying Wardlow.


Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
ACW Heavyweight Championship1
FCW Florida Tag Team Championship1
FUW Tag Team Championship1
OVW Heavyweight Championship1
OVW Television Championship3
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship3
PWA Pure Wrestling Championship1
TCW Heavyweight Championship1
WWC World Tag Team Championship1


Q. Who is Shawn Spears married to?

Shawn Spears is married to Impact Wrestling star, Cassie Lee.

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