A week after he was granted his release, the former Tye Dillinger has been announced for his first matches since departing WWE.
Create A Pro Wrestling announced today that Dillinger, who is going by the name Shawn Spears, will have his "first post-WWE independent match" at their event in Lynbrook, New York on Friday, May 31.
Shawn Spears is the name Dillinger used at the beginning of his career.
Dillinger is also set for Beyond Wrestling's Uncharted Territory show in Worcester, Massachusetts on Wednesday, June 5.
Dillinger tweeted before the announcements were made: "Ok, under 2 weeks out and my excitement is already building. So, Let’s get to work. NOW accepting bookings for shows after May. 31st, 2019 and available now for select signings and appearances. Email: SpearsBookings@gmail.com Thank you all and I look forward to this."
That May 31 date is after AEW Double or Nothing, which is taking place on May 25.
WWE announced on February 22 that they had "come to terms on the release" of Dillinger. That came after Dillinger posted a statement revealing that he requested his release on February 19. He thanked everyone in WWE and wrote: "I feel at this time this decision, as extremely difficult as it was, is what is best for myself and WWE. I wish to continue to grow as a performer and offer those paying hard earned money to watch a show I'm performing on, a little more of myself."