Eric Young’s name was a part of the April 15th WWE releases. The company cut people across the board, and several Superstars were also let go. Young considered leaving the business completely.
While speaking to Metro, Eric Young revealed that he is a huge believer in fate. He has the word tattooed on him for a reason. There was a part in him that thought maybe he was done in the pro wrestling world. He accomplished a lot, and made his money, but he did eventually return to Impact Wrestling.
“Obviously I could’ve done without being fired during a global pandemic, but I’m a huge believer in fate – I’ve got the word fate tattooed on my underarm on my right arm. It’s something I believe in completely. I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. The last six months have been maybe my favorite six months of my entire career – that’s a lot to think about! It might be bias, but it’s been awesome, man.”
“There was definitely part of me that was like, maybe I’m done wrestling. To be honest, I’ve accomplished more than I ever thought I was going to tenfold. I didn’t wanna be done, but that was definitely part of the discussion I had with my wife. I’m not a spring chicken, but I was maybe taking it as a sign maybe it was time to do something else.”
Eric Young’s time in Impact Wrestling is just beginning. He signed a deal with the company and will remain on their active roster. Getting fired during a pandemic can take a lot out of anyone. Thankfully, EY decided to stick with things in pro wrestling.