5 WWE Superstars who requested their release on Twitter

Andrade El Idolo (left) and Mustafa Ali (right)
Andrade El Idolo (left) and Mustafa Ali (right)

#1. Former WWE Superstar Shawn Spears

Shawn Spears (FKA Tye Dillinger) first joined WWE in 2006. Nonetheless, the company released him three years later. After spending a few years on the independent circuit, the 40-year-old returned to Vince McMahon's company in 2013.

Spears competed for four years on NXT before making his debut on SmackDown in 2017. However, he struggled to get any screen time on the main roster. Hence, he requested his release nearly two years later.

On February 19, 2019, Spears posted an official statement on his Twitter account, announcing that he had requested his release from Vince McMahon's company:

"This evening, I requested my release (...) In the past 5 and a half years with them, I have seen and done some wonderful things (...) I feel at this time this decision, as extremely difficult as it was, is what is best for myself and WWE," he wrote.

Three days later, the company granted Spears his release. Later that same year, he made his AEW debut. He has since become a regular competitor in Tony Khan's company.

Spears is currently on an eight-match winning streak. On the latest episode of AEW Rampage, he defeated Andrew Everett.

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