“A Huge Mistake”- Released Superstar Trashes WWE

Published 07/24/2020, 7:00 AM EDT


In a recent post on Twitter, talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy applauded Impact Wrestler Eric Young’s statements which he made in an interview a few hours ago. 

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In an interview on Busted Open Radio, former WWE Superstar Eric Young revealed his feelings with regard to his former company. His comments made headlines and highlighted the state of WWE today.

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“I don’t take it personally. He (Vince McMahon) made a mistake and, as a leader of the company and the person that decides everything, it’s a massive mistake to pass on somebody with me,” says Young.

Eric Young had a great run at NXT and was expected to take the main roster by storm. However, as soon as he reached the main stage, he wasn’t utilized much, if at all.

Young struggled to find segments that were cut out for him and eventually got bored.

“You have a three-hour television show and you can’t find five minutes for Eric Young? Your show is broken. It’s as simple as that,” says Young.

Eric Young feels better off without WWE

Eric Young was one of the unfortunate Superstars who WWE let go off earlier this year. WWE had to make a lot of budget cuts as a result of the pandemic that affected revenues. 

Part of these cuts involved laying off some backstage crew and Superstars. Although WWE did offer some of these Superstars a new contract with some pay cuts, others were not called back.

Young feels that this is WWE’s loss and not his own.

“I’ve proven that I can do whatever, any role,” says Young. “I’m not saying I can do it. I’ve already done it and I’ve proven that I can do it and do it very well.”

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“So, for me, it’s a huge miss. A huge mistake. And now it’s someone else’s gain. And, personally, it’s my gain. My soul hasn’t felt this good in a long time. That’s just the truth,” explains Young.

Eric Young and an entire band of Superstars that left WWE earlier this year were picked up by IMPACT Wrestling. They have now become part of a refreshed roster and have exciting paths carved out for them.

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Time will tell if WWE made a huge mistake letting Eric Young go. His future at his new company seems bright and he wants to give it his all, which was what he never got to do as a Superstar in the WWE Universe.

SOURCE:   Alex McCarthy Twitter, Busted Open Radio

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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