Shawn Spears Biography

Shawn Spears

Quick Facts About Shawn Spears

Celebrated Name Shawn Spears
Age 40 Years
Nick Name Shawn Spears, Tye Dillinger
Birth Name Ronnie William Arneill
Birth Date 1981-02-19
Gender Male
Profession Wrestler
Birth Nation Canada
Place Of Birth St. Catharines, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Pisces
Best Known For his appearance on "WWE SmackDown Live"(1999), "WWE NXT"(2010) and "Breaking Ground"(2015).
School Laura Secord Secondary School
Body Type Athletic
Height 6ft. 3inch.(1.91m)
Weight 101 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Spouse Peyton Royce
Marital Status Married]
Married Date August, 2019
Net Worth $ 11 million

Shawn Spears is a Canadian professional wrestler who is popularly known for his appearance in WWE with ring name Tye Dillinger. Currently, he is signed to All Elite Wrestling(AEW) under the name Shawn Spears.

Shawn Spears and Cody Rodes: The Tag Team Champion Are Going Against Each Other?

Recently, the former best friend wrestlers, Shawn Spears, and Cody Rodes went against each other with the bitter rivalry at "AEW" All Out on Saturday night, August 31, 2019, in Chicago, IL. Tully Blanchard was in Spears’ corner and MJF was in Cody’s corner.

The match got started right away when Cody dove through the ropes and onto Spears at ringside, and the match ended with the win of Cody Rodes.

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What is Shawn Spears famous for?

  •  Shawn Spears is famous for his appearance on "WWE SmackDown Live"(1999), "WWE NXT"(2010) and "Breaking Ground"(2015).

When was Shawn Spears born?

Shawn Spears was born on February 19, 1981, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His birth name is Ronnie William Arneill. His nationality is Canadian. He belongs to White ethnicity.  Pisces is her zodiac sign.

Shawn Spears was raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he attended Laura Secord Secondary School. Spears played hockey for over ten years before he decided to leave the sport and enter professional wrestling.

Spears firstly got trained at the Hart Wrestling School in Cambridge Ontario, then at the WrestlePlex school before receiving further training from Derek Wylde and Cody Deaner.

Shawn Spears AEW


When did Shawn Spears Pursue His Career in Wrestling?

  • Arneill made his debut in wrestling in March 2002 under the ring name Shawn Spears.
  • After then, he began wrestling for "Border City Wrestling", "World Xtreme Wrestling", and "Blood Sweat and Ears". 
  • He made an appearance on an edition of "WWE Heat" on February 27, 2005.
  • On January 21, 2006, Spears got signed to "World Wrestling Entertainment"(WWE) after sending his tape to the officials.
  • He was then assigned to the "Ohio Valley Wrestling"(OVW) where he made a debut as "The Canadian Sensation" Shawn Spears.
  • On December 15, 2006, Spears and Cody Runnels won the title, "Southern Tag Team Championship".
  • After OVW split with WWE, Spears debuted in WWE's new development territory, "Florida Championship Wrestling"(FCW) in August 2007.
  • On August 15, 2013, Spears won the title, "WWC World Tag Team Championship".
  • On September 15, 2013, Spears re-signed with WWE and appeared in the WWE NXT under the ring name Tye Dillinger.
  • Tye Dillinger made a surprise entrant at the "Royal Rumble" match on January 29, 2017.
  • He also made an appearance on the "SmackDown Live" show from April 2017.
  • In October 2018, Dillinger suffered a hand injury which kept him out of action for several months.
  • After a few months, on February 9, 2019, Dillinger returned to in-ring competition at a house show, however, he was still not used on television. 
  • On February 19, 2019, Dillinger announced in a Twitter statement that he had requested his release from WWE and was granted on February 22, 2019.
  • After his release from WWE, He reverted to using the ring name of Shawn Spears rather than Tye Dillinger.
  • On June 5, 2019, Spears debuted for the Beyond Wrestling's weekly show, against Orange Cassidy.
  • He also made a debut show for "All Elite Wrestling"(AEW).
  • Recently, the former best friend wrestlers, Spears, and Cody Rodes went against each other at "AEW" All Out on Saturday night, August 31, 2019, in Chicago, IL. 

Shawn Spears Height


Who is Shawn Spears Dating/ Married?

The wrestler, Shawn Spears is a married man. Spears is married to Peyton Royce. Royce is his fellow wrestler. The couple dated and married in August 2019. They haven't welcomed any baby to date.

Furthermore, Spears appears in the video games "WWE 2K17"(as downloadable content), "WWE 2K18" and "WWE 2K19" as a playable character.

How much is Shawn Spears Worth?

The wrestler, Shawn Spears has an estimated net worth of around $11 million. Spears makes most of his fortune through his career as a wrestler form the contract signed with WWE.

Throughout his career as a wrestler, Shawn Spears has performed with all his sweat and blood that cost him a high fortune in millions. With the money earned, Shawn is living a lavish lifestyle.

How tall is Shawn Spears?

The 38 aged, Shawn Spears has a maintained tall body physique. Spears follows the work-out routine daily or at least four times a week to maintain himself fit. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. 3inch.(1.91m).  His body weighs around 101kg.

Spears is a good looking guy having a fair complexion with brown hair and brown eyes.

Did You Know?

  • Shawn Spears was a big fan of Rick Rude, Rick Martel, and Mr. Perfect during his childhood.