While Lars Sullivan has been on NXT television for less than two years, he has been under contract to WWE for over five years.
In October 2013, Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported that WWE had signed Dylan Mile, a 25-year-old male from Colorado who took part in a tryout a few weeks earlier at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
According to Johnson, he impressed WWE’s coaching staff with his agility, which included a 37-inch vertical leap.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer corroborated the report but identified him as Dylan Miley. According to Meltzer, Miley was the only person signed from a tryout that included independent wrestling standouts Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards.
Miley, who apparently had no wrestling experience when he joined WWE, began training at the Performance Center by September 2014. Check out this video of him participating in an in-ring training drill with other wrestlers.