Sullivan in April 2018
|Birth name||Dylan Miley|
July 6, 1988|
Westminster, Colorado, United States
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed weight||330 lb (150 kg)|
|Billed from||Rocky Mountains|
|Trained by||WWE Performance Center|
Professional wrestling career
Miley, misidentified as "Dylan Mile", was reported to have signed with WWE as early as October 2013. He was noted as having reported to the WWE Performance Center by October 2014, and made his professional wrestling debut in a showcase match at WrestleMania Axxess prior to WrestleMania 31 in March 2015, defeating Marcus Louis. He then made very sporadic appearances at NXT live events over the following two years. Miley made his television debut on the April 12, 2017 episode of NXT, teaming with Michael Blais in a loss to #DIY before attacking his partner after the match. In May 2017 he adopted the ring name "Lars Sullivan". After several similar tag team appearances which resulted in him attacking his partner, Sullivan made his first appearances as a singles performer on the August 23 episode, attacking No Way Jose before a scheduled match. His first televised singles match and victory took place on the September 6 episode, defeating three men in a three-on-one Handicap match. Following weeks of squash matches, Kassius Ohno asked general manager William Regal for a match against Sullivan at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on the November 8 episode, which Sullivan won. On April 7, 2018, at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, Sullivan was one of six competitors in a ladder match to determine the inaugural NXT North American Champion, in which he lost. The match was later awarded five stars by Dave Meltzer. On the May 16 episode, Sullivan attacked Velveteen Dream and Ricochet during their match, and defeated them in a two-on-one Handicap match the next week. At NXT TakeOver: Chicago II, Sullivan unsuccessfully challenged Aleister Black for the NXT Championship after succumbing to two straight “Black Mass” kicks. This defeat marked Sullivan’s first loss via pinfall in NXT.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- J.J. Williams (May 7, 2017). "NXT St. Petersburg, FL, live results: Dylan Miley gets a new name". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Lars Sullivan". WWE. 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- Martin, Adam (October 3, 2013). "Details on some new WWE developmental signings". Wrestleview. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- "4/12 Moore's NXT TV Review: Shinsuke Nakamura's farewell address, Drew McIntyre vs. Oney Lorcan, Ruby Riot vs. Kimber Lee, Aleister Black vs. Corey Hollis - Pro Wrestling Dot Net". April 12, 2017.
- Witner, Arya (September 6, 2017). "WWE NXT results: Asuka says goodbye to NXT". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- "Kassius Ohno looks to knock out the monstrous Lars Sullivan".
- "Kassius Ohno runs into a Freak Accident at WarGames".
- Campbell, Brian; Jorgensen, Jack; Silverstein, Adam (April 8, 2018). "NXT TakeOver New Orleans results, recap, grades: Three new champions in best show yet". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- Meltzer, Dave. "April 16, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Historic WrestleMania 34 weekend reviewed, more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2018". cagematch.net. Retrieved September 29, 2018.