Killian Dain
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Killian Dain Released By WWE; Issues Statement: ‘Chip Is Back On My Shoulder’

Killian Dain was let go this afternoon by WWE according to his own Twitter account. Dain signed with the company back in October of 2016 and was a major part of the Eric Young-led faction Sanity. He is already going by his non-WWE alias Damo Mackle and issued the following statement on Twitter:

I got the phone call today while I was at the WWE Performance Center doing extra ring training. I’m gutted. I’m angry but I know it’s not personal.

I believe above all else you have to be as good a person as you can, always willing to adapt and learn. Stay open minded. Be a good employee, help newer talent at every opportunity and always be professional even when it’s hard to be.

I started this journey 17 years ago. When I first started it felt like a giant ladder was between me and the WWE. As the years went on I got to make that gap smaller and smaller as I met trained and worked with wonderful people who helped me get to reach next rung until I lived out my dreams.

Huge thanks to:

  • Robbie Brookside who I cannot put into words how much he means to me as a human and as a coach but above all else helpe me realise I could make it this far. He has influenced me so much in the ring and out of it.
  • William Regal who was brutally honest with me, encouraged me and put my matches and promos in front of the bosses.
  • Fit Finlay who was my first idol in the business. Who luckily had the chance to learn from.
  • Johnny Moss who was the first real wrestler I met who demanded so much more from me.
  • Shawn Michaels who was an incredible mentor and coach.
  • Triple H who gave me the opportunity to live out my dreams and trusted me and let me shine in some crazy scenarios!

Also, a massive, massive thanks to all the talented guys and girls who lace up their boots, to all the coaches at the PC, the agents, creative, everyone at TR, the referees who are most underrated, overworked and amazing people in the entire company, also the incredible production team and all the TV and road crew and finally security who made this circus come to life every week.

Finally thanks to my amazing wife who has supported me for the last 13 years through all the highs and lows. To many more years and to many more highs and lows!

While I know this wasn’t personal, that chip is back on my shoulder and you will regret letting me back in the world. I’m only 36. I love what I do. I believe I’m entering my prime and I cannot wait to show what you missed.

See you in 90 days.

Back in NXT, Dain was recently tagging with Drake Maverick as the two worked an angle as to if the two could trust one another.

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