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Lars Sullivan likely done with pro wrestling following WWE release


Former WWE wrestler Lars Sullivan told Fightful that he is likely done with wrestling following the Tuesday news of his quiet January release from WWE.

According to the Fightful Select post, Sullivan (real name Dylan Miley) said he told WWE he was done as he struggled with "crippling anxiety issues to the point of struggling to eat during days of TV filming" and that he was having trouble sleeping." He said the front office and locker room treated him well and there were no bullying issues. 

Sullivan's father passed away in 2020 which only added to the issues. 

The story said the 32-year-old was complimentary of WWE and that he believed they handled his situation with "compassion and honesty." Sullivan also told Fightful that he was his own worst enemy, calling his behavior "selfish", some of his actions "idiocy" and that he was the reason for not advancing in his dream job.

Dave Meltzer said that Vince McMahon wanted to push Sullivan recently, but he no showed on a TV day which apparently was the beginning of the end. It's unclear when the no show took place as Sullivan's final WWE match was on the October 23rd edition of SmackDown.

Sullivan has been in the WWE system since October 2014, starting at the Performance Center. He worked in NXT through the end of 2018 and made his main roster debut on the post-WrestleMania Raw in April 2019. Soon thereafter in June, he severely injured his knee and didn't return until October 2020 on SmackDown.