Tye Dillinger discusses working a match with John Cena


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Tye Dillinger discusses working a match with John Cena

Tye Dillinger initially joined WWE in 2006 and worked for the company between 2006 and 2009, performing in the developmental territories Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). After being released from WWE in 2009 he returned to the independent circuit, before rejoining WWE in 2013 where he was assigned to WWE NXT under the character "The Perfect 10" Tye Dillinger.

After a rise in popularity, Dillinger was promoted to the main roster, working on the SmackDown Live brand until his release in 2019. In the latest edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, Dillinger discussed working a match with John Cena: “I think that I had the most confidence in being or dancing in my career when I wrestled Cena.

I wrestled Cena on a Six Flags show, which is one of their big outdoor summer shows. And what they did was, I think it was every week during the Six Flags season they had a WWE Superstar come down. So they had like Finley, Benoit came down, they had Randy [Orton] come down, and I think Cena was the last one to come down.

And I really tried to wrestle Benoit. I pushed for that. It was the only time I was ever really, you know, ‘Hey, you know maybe I can wrestle, you know…?’ And they were like, ‘Eh, we have someone else in mind for him.’ So I was like, ‘S**t, I’m not gonna get anybody. Dammit."