It’s kind of a shame. There are very few wrestlers who have popped up and crashed down as fast as Lars Sullivan. He became a wrecking ball down in NXT and seemed ready to take do the same on Monday Night Raw, but then everything fell apart. Between an injury, a scandal involving a history of homophobic slurs and then a revelation that he appeared in pornographic films, it was one story after another. Now we have another story and it might not be great.
Last June, Sullivan made his in-ring debut on the main roster but was out of action only a few weeks later. Sullivan is currently on the shelf with a knee injury and it has put him on the shelf for the better part of a year. It has not been clear how long Sullivan would be on the injured list, but the expected time is starting to come up. However, it may not be as simple as it seems.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it is not clear when Sullivan will be brought back to WWE television as he has not been mentioned backstage. Sullivan’s history in adult films has not been addressed in a major way as WWE is trying to just let the story fade away. However, all of the situations that have come up for Sullivan have caused Vince McMahon to pause on him, meaning it is not clear if he will be brought back to television and pushed. Sullivan still owes WWE a $100,000 fine due to the homophobic comments.
Sullivan was a big deal for a time. Check out his impact on Monday Night Raw:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised by this as Sullivan is someone with a rather complicated past and it is coming back to haunt him. The homophobic slurs issue was always going to be a problem as there was no way to positively spin that. Couple that with the injury and there was little reason to believe that he would thrive in this environment. Hopefully they figure something out with Sullivan, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he never appeared again.
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