The AEW 'Double or Nothing' pay-per-view on Saturday (May 26) has already brought forth plenty of headlines. That not only involves the big match results and surprise appearances but also some AEW rumors. One of those focuses on a former WWE superstar who was considered to be a part of the All Elite Wrestling roster. However, it seems that his status is still to be determined based on the latest reports.

AEW rumors suggest Shawn Spears is unsigned

Ronnie Arneill is better known by WWE fans as Tye Dillinger.

He was popular for the "Perfect 10" gimmick in NXT and WWE but has since moved on to new things. That includes what many believed was to join All Elite Wrestling's roster. He appeared at last night's show and in the AEW Double or Nothing Casino Battle Royale. His arrival brought quite the pop too.

His superstar name with All Elite is Shawn Spears.

Even though he worked the show, it appears there is no official deal quite yet. He commented on the reports following the AEW 'Double or Nothing' results.

According to WrestleZone, Spears said after 'DON' that he had an opportunity to be at the event but didn't ask questions and there was "nothing in writing." He added, "I didn’t care. I knew this was groundbreaking and history making and I wanted to be a part of that." The video below gives Spears' full media discussion.

As mentioned, he worked as Tye Dillinger within NXT and then WWE from 2013 through 2019. During that time, he didn't win any championships. However, he was ranked No. 114 out of the top 500 single wrestlers on the PWI 500 for 2017. He requested his release from WWE back in February and it was granted.

Spears praises Moxley, future AEW signings

In addition to saying he's yet to officially sign, he gave full praise to the arrival of one of the night's other major pops.

Former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, now going by Jon Moxley, came out in surprising fashion after the main event and attacked everyone in the ring as part of the show's close. Following the show, it was revealed that Moxley signed a full-time, multi-year deal with the company. The All Elite Wrestling website didn't mention particulars of the deal.

Arneill aka "Shawn Spears," praised the big moment from 'Double or Nothing' as he said it was the Moxley the fans have been waiting to see. In WWE, fans got frustrated with seeing Dean Ambrose in a lackluster role.

Spears also added that he believes the door is open for other wrestling stars to get involved with the new promotion. He noted, "I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a lot of people calling, knocking on the door, and trying to get here. Who knows who is going to show up next."

That said, he also mentioned being happy he got to be a part of this first All Elite Wrestling pay-per-view. Still, the fact that Shawn Spears isn't officially signed is interesting. The AEW roster still appears to be taking shape, as a number of the competitors from Sunday's Casino Battle Royale aren't on it either. That includes Luchasaurus and Tommy Dreamer who both were featured prominently in the match.

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