Former WWE Stars Cassie Lee and Shawn Spears started dating around 8 years ago and they tied the knot in August of 2019. Spears initially signed with the WWE in 2006 and competed in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) as well as on the WWE’s ECW until he was released from the company in 2009. After being released from WWE in 2009, Spears made his return to the independent circuit before rejoining the WWE in 2013, where he would be a part of the NXT brand. Shortly after he left the WWE, Spears signed with AEW in May 2019. Spears is currently running the Flatbacks Wrestling school in Florida with Matthew Clement (F.K.A. Tyler Breeze), while still being under contract to All Elite Wrestling, but he did note in a previous tweet that he will not be returning to AEW for several months.
Cassie Lee signed a developmental contract with the WWE in April 2015, alongside her longtime partner Jessica McKay and together formed a tag team known as The IIconics. They won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles at WWE WrestleMania 35, but were split up in the 2020 WWE Draft. They were eventually released from their WWE contracts in April 2021 and signed with IMPACT Wrestling in October 2021, where it was announced that they will be known as The IInspiration. Lee and McKay then made their IMPACT Wrestling debut at the 2021 Bound For Glory Event and won the IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Championship from Havok and Rosemary, but would announce their retirement from in-ring action and exit from IMPACT last April.
AEW Star Shawn Spears and former WWE and IMPACT Star Cassie Lee recently announced the birth of their first child on Twitter. The couple posted a photo showing their son’s hand, with the child’s name and a Purple Heart emoji as well as the date he was born.
You can check out the tweet below:
Austin Jay 💙
— Shawn Spears™️ (@ShawnSpears) January 19, 2023