Lars Sullivan axed by WWE after Vince McMahon 'was left fuming after SmackDown star no-showed for TV appearance'
CONTROVERSIAL wrestling star Lars Sullivan has been released by WWE.
The 32-year-old, real name Dylan Miley, has been absent from WWE TV for months.
Following a huge push in 2019, he was sidelined with a severe knee injury for nearly a year.
The 6ft 3in powerhouse then returned on the October 9 episode of SmackDown and attacked The Miz, Jeff Hardy and Matt Riddle but has not been seen since.
It emerged earlier this week that Sullivan had been let go quietly last month, with reports stating it was due to a lack of creative for him.
But Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has provided an update on Sullivan's firing and claims reports that it was due to a lack of storylines are not true.
He stated boss McMahon was keen on giving Sullivan a major push on TV until the superstar no-showed at a TV event he was due at.
That was not the first time he reportedly no-showed for television.
Sullivan was supposed to begin a feud with WWE legend John Cena by attacking him at the Royal Rumble in 2019 but he flew home following an anxiety attack, and the storyline was axed as a result.
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Sullivan was also forced to issue an apology in May 2019 after a number of controversial comments from his past resurfaced.
He was under the spotlight for racist, misogynistic and homophobic remarks he allegedly made on a body building website’s message board several years ago.
A Reddit poster compiled them all together and sent them to fellow WWE performer Big E before they went viral elsewhere on social media.
The current Intercontinental Champion was asked whether he was aware of Sullivan’s previous posts, to which the New Day member responded: “Many are aware. If true, he has to bear the albatross of being a bigot and working in a company that is now filled with minorities.”
Since then the man nicknamed ‘The Freak’ has moved to say sorry for his past comments by issuing a statement that said: “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 apologise to anyone I offended.”
Big E is not the only WWE wrestler to reveal their thoughts on Sullivan’s vile posts from over a decade ago.
Kalisto responded to a fan on Twitter who asked for his view by saying: “He just needs to get out of my way….I’m Latino….”
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