– TJP did not actually ask for a release like Tye Dillinger and Hideo Itami did, according to PWInsider.com. If anything, TJP had recently expressed interest in staying with WWE when asked on Twitter if he would join AEW:
”If it were up to me, literally never. I’m doing everything I possibly can to succeed here on the team I always wanted to play for, both on and off camera.”
– In an interview with ProWrestlingSheet.com, Cody Rhodes commented on Tye Dillinger being released from WWE:
.@CodyRhodes on Tye Dillinger's release from WWE: "Any company, including us [AEW], would benefit from that dude."
Full interview available Monday on YouTube, iTunes, PodcastOne, Spotify and other major platforms.
— Pro Wrestling Sheet (@WrestlingSheet) February 22, 2019