Less than two years after joining WWE, Lars Sullivan wrestled his first match on March 29, 2015, at WrestleMania 31 Axxess.
Competing under the name Dylan Miley, he defeated Marcus Louis in just over four minutes. According to a fan in attendance at the event, he dominated Louis throughout the contest.
Miley was one of several NXT wrestlers to compete at Axxess, which took place over the course of four days at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. While many fans were unfamiliar with them, Miley immediately grabbed their attention.
On his in-ring debut, Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “When he came out, in a sea of assembly line wrestlers on the NXT roster that worked at Axxess that most fans didn’t know, everyone stopped when he came out and paid attention even though he did little in the ring.”