Eric Young was released from WWE on April 15th, and he wasn’t being used on the main roster. There were plans to use him elsewhere, but the pandemic obviously sidetracked things.

While speaking to David Penzar on Sitting Ringside, Eric Young discussed his WWE release. It was a pretty big shock to a lot of people, but he wasn’t as surprised as others who received their release that day.

“I don’t know if I was blindsided as much as most. I was surprised it didn’t come earlier in the pandemic. We weren’t being asked to work, I was making a very lucrative amount of money to basically do nothing. So, it didn’t come as a surprise to me. When they released the statement saying they were going to be cutting back on personnel, I knew I was going to be on that list. In no way shape or form did I think I should have been on that list, but I knew what the reality was.”

There were plans to bring Young back to NXT. Triple H apparently said that they were going to make it happen after WrestleMania. Of course, the pandemic swept America and caused a ton of plans to change including that one.


“I was still talking with Hunter and he was very interested in having me back in NXT after WrestleMania. That is where I was supposed to go. Obviously plans changed and the pandemic happened and I got furloughed or fired. I say fired but they are going to say furloughed because it sounds better.”

Eric Young is doing pretty well for himself now. He returned to Impact Wrestling and picked up their top title. Now we’ll have to see what’s next for Eric Young, but it’s hard not to imagine what Eric Young would have been able to do in NXT.

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

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