In a post on their Pateon-supported Select site, Fightful says Sullivan (real name Dylan Miley) confirmed the news and praised WWE for handling it with “compassion and honesty”. He believes the fact the company hasn’t publicly announced his departure is for his benefit, and evidence of the care with which WWE’s addressed his situation.
After mental health issues were rumored to be an issue with his initial main roster push, Sullivan said they cropped up again when he returned late last year. His anxiety was so bad that he struggled to eat or sleep around SmackDown tapings. He said the issues were compounded by the recent death of his father.
Numerous other issues plagued Sullivan’s run with WWE, and he told Sapp he takes responsibility, calling some of his actions “idiocy” and a the ramifications a result of “his own selfish behavior.”
He also said he was likely done with professional wrestling.
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