WWE Superstars’ careers with the company don’t have to end when their in-ring career concludes. Some people aren’t ready to step away from the squared circle, even if a great job is offered to them.
While speaking with News Channel 5, Eric Young revealed that WWE tried to offer him a producing job after the SaNITy stable didn’t work out on the main roster. He did 16 weeks of producing matches backstage, but that’s just not for him at this point in his carer.
“The Sanity gimmick didn’t work on TV. The other two guys went back to NXT and I was asked to go to Monday Night RAW. Right now, it’s a holding pattern for me,” Young said. “I can say that I’m very well taken care of. I’m very respected in the circles there.”
“I did some producing. I was asked to come do some producing, so I did 16 weeks of that. I liked it, but I’m not ready to retire. I’m lucky. I’ve avoided getting hurt lots of times. I’ve definitely been injured. Wrestled with a broken ankle before. Wrestled with a broken wrist, broken fingers, sprains, pulls and all that, but I’ve never missed a show ever in 20 years.”
Eric Young feels as though he has a lot more to offer in the ring. WWE apparently treats him well and he’s respected, but he just wasn’t ready to accept a backstage job and hang up his boots just yet.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote