Last November, Eric Young signed a contract with WWE under Triple H’s regime. However, Young didn’t appear on WWE television.
Meanwhile, Vince McMahon and Endeavor Group Holdings signed a deal to form a new company. McMahon resumed overseeing WWE products in April.
Fightful Select recently reported that WWE granted Eric Young’s release last April. They also noted that Young’s 90-day non-compete clause expired earlier this month. Fightful added that Young didn’t want to work under McMahon.
In an interview with PWInsider, Eric Young discussed leaving WWE.
“I was under contract at the other place. I signed up for one thing and it turned into something completely different. Personally, professionally, and more importantly for me, morally, I just couldn’t work there anymore. If you’re a wrestling fan and you know what’s going on, it was not a super difficult choice for me, to be honest. It was a dream come true, going back, the contract was fantastic and all this other stuff, and what I was poised to do on the TV show was excellent, but in the end, I would have had to answer to somebody that I’m just not willing to do. That’s where we ended up now. I’m not mad or bitter about it, just like I wasn’t last time. Obviously, it’s a massive mistake on one person’s part, but a huge gain for IMPACT Wrestling. I’m still very good at this and it’s something I’m very passionate about and something that I work myself to the bone to make the best possible outcome of each thing I’m in.”H/T Fightful
Last week, Eric Young returned to IMPACT Wrestling at Slammiversary. Young teamed up with Scott D’Amore to defeat Bully Ray & Deaner at the show. Young wrestled Nick Aldis this past Sunday’s IMPACT tapings. The bout will be broadcast next Thursday.
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