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Could the Perfect 10 be heading for a Heel Turn?

It seems like Tye Dillinger is heading for an attitude change, as the Perfect 10 has been caught at recent house shows attacking his tag team partner.

Since his call up after Mania, Tye Dillinger has been sparingly used on Smackdown Live. The former NXT standout got a huge pop when he emerged at the number 10 spot at the 2017 Royal Rumble, as the crowd was chanting “10” before his music had even hit.

While he may have been over in NXT, putting on stellar performances against the likes of Andrade “Cien” Almas and Bobby Roode, his main roster arrival has been rather flat. Rarely being used on television after April, showing up to put over other talent or occasionally fail to capture the US title, it seems like the creative team just doesn’t have anything for the Perfect 10.

Or do they? At recent WWE Live Events, Dillinger has been shown acting in a heelish manner. He had been tagging with Sin Cara at recent local shows, but over the past few events, Dillinger has sucker punched Sin Cara after their matches, leaving him layed out in the ring as he walked to the back.

Most recently, at last night’s event in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Dillinger and Sin Cara faced off. Sin Cara would win the match after Dillinger yelled at the crowd, saying that they couldn’t chant “10” because none of them were perfect 10s except for himself.

Could a heel turn for Dillinger mean big things in the future? Let’s hope so.


  • CC

    I would not necessarily say Vince buried him. Beyond his debut in the rumble, crowd reaction was kinda quiet. Sadly, just because his gimmick was over in NXT does not necessarily translate to the main roster.
    Sometimes, maybe staying in NXT and not going to the main roster is the best idea.

    With guys like Balor, who has a massive fan following, I would agree with it being Vince and his blinkered view one who is and isnt over, but with Dillinger, he just was not ready for the main roster.

  • Arnold Jackson

    It’s funny that Vince will even bury guys that Triple H creates. Vince really does love his control of the product, doesn’t he?

  • Arnold Jackson

    Prime example of a guy who was called up way too soon. Vince was won over by the crowd chanting 10 and decided to see what happened. What should have happened was a short title run in NXT to really build him up and then he could have gotten the call. Winning the belt off Roode at the time would have given him credibility. Instead he is a novelty mid card jobber who has a ten chant. He is going to be a tough, but not impossible, sell to the crowds now. Also get rid of that ring jacket he wears. It’s hard to take a guy seriously when he dresses like Mr Sinster of the X-Men cartoon.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    Well not exactly “most recently.” Dillinger jobbed to Sin Cara at the house show on Dec 27th in Detroit in under 5 minutes.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Another wrestler living by WWE’s reputation for burying talent…