Young said he signed up to play on one team but ended up on another.
Following his return to IMPACT Wrestling at Slammiversary, Eric Young opened up about his decision to leave WWE after joining the company in late 2022.
Young is making the media rounds to discuss his return and one of the outlets he spoke with was Busted Open Radio. He stated that he ‘signed up’ with WWE around late October, early November. He added that he signed up for one team but when it was time to go to work, he was going to be playing for another.
Eric said he had conversations with well-respected people there who told him thank you for leading. Young responded by saying he’s not doing it to be a leader or set an example. It was a decision that had to do with his morals.
There was lots of issues. It’s (WWE) a difficult place to work and anyone that’s worked there knows that. For me, when I signed up, end of October, early November, I signed up to play on one team and when it came time to go to work, I was gonna be playing on a different team and personally, professionally and more important for me, morally, I can’t take instructions from a person like that. I refuse, and I’m in a very blessed position where I get to choose and I choose not to work there and everyone’s got their own lives and their own stories and I was going back and forth with a couple guys that are very well respected there. They were saying thank you for leading. I’m not doing it to be a leader or to set an example. I’m doing it because it’s right for me, and it’s amazing I get to make that choice but a lot of guys won’t ever get that choice, guys and girls. They won’t get that choice. I get to choose and I choose not to work for that particular person. I’m sure everyone’s following along.
It is official that on the 7/27 IMPACT on AXS, Young is set to take on Nick Aldis in singles competition.
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