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By Mike Johnson on 2021-02-02 17:13:00

WWE Smackdown star Dylan Miley, aka Lars Sullivan, is gone World Wrestling Entertainment, can exclusively confirm. learned that MIlley was quietly released last month.  Today, WWE officially confirmed to that Sullivan is no longer with the company.

Miley, 32, was signed in 2013 after initially training under Bobby Lashley in Colorado.  After spending time in WWE developmental, Miley debuted as Lars Sullivan in May 2017.  By the end of that year, he had made his NXT Takeover debut, beating Kassius Ohno and had been presented strongly with wins over Ricochet, The Velveteen Dream and others as well as taking part in the April 2018 Ladder Match to determine the NXT North American Champion in New Orleans.

Billed at 6'3" and 330 lbs., it was only a matter of time before the main roster would come calling and by the end of 2018, Sullivan was slated for a big debut after weeks of promotional vignettes and hype.  His January 2019 debut would be delayed until April, where he attacked Kurt Angle the night after his officially retired at Wrestlemania 36.  This would lead to a series of angles where Sullivan would attack Raw babyfaces but his momentum was scuttled just weeks later when, a serious of message board posts from before Miley had been signed to the company came back to light, showcasing past racist and homophobic remarks. 

WWE's Titus O'Neill later took to Twitter to note that Miley approached the WWE roster to apologize, writing:

WWE would later announce they had fined Miley $100,000 for his behavior and required him to undergo sensitivity training.  WWE's statement at the time:

"Dylan Miley (aka Lars Sullivan) will be fined $100,000 and required to complete sensitivity training for offensive commentary uncovered from his past. WWE will also facilitate meetings for Dylan with community organizations to foster further discussion around the power of social media and the impact of your words.”

Miley would later comment:

 "There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended."

Just a month later, in June 2019,, Miley suffered a severe knee injury that would require surgery, putting him out of action for the remainder of 2019.   He returned in October 2020 on an episode of Friday Night Smackdown, attacking Jeff Hardy, Riddle and The Miz but soon after disappeared and would never return to WWE programming.

Miley has been active in recent weeks posting photos and videos of his training regimen on his Instagram account but has not commented on his WWE exit or of any post-WWE plans within the world of professional wrestling.

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