In a surprising turn of events, a former WWE superstar, Eric Young, has left the company. This departure comes after Young’s request for release was granted, a decision that has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community. The reason behind this sudden exit? A desire not to work with WWE’s CEO, Vince McMahon.
Eric Young’s WWE Journey
Eric Young’s journey with WWE has been a rollercoaster ride. Initially released in April 2020, Young was among several other names who parted ways with the company.
However, in a surprising twist, he re-signed with WWE in November 2022. Despite this, Young never made a reappearance on-screen.
The Shocking Request
In April 2023, Young requested his release from WWE. The company granted his request, and following the expiration of the 90-day non-compete clause, Young was officially no longer a part of WWE.
The reason behind this request was a shock to many – Young did not want to work with Vince McMahon.
The Vince McMahon Factor
The report from Fightful Select suggests that Young’s decision to leave was heavily influenced by the announcement of WWE’s deal with Endeavor.
It became clear that McMahon would be back in the mix, and this was something Young was not comfortable with. Sources indicated to Fightful that Young’s reluctance to work with McMahon was due to “moral, creative and personal” reasons.
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The Impact on WWE
Young’s departure raises questions about the future of WWE and its relationship with its superstars. The fact that a former superstar requested his release due to issues with the CEO is a significant event.
It remains to be seen how this will impact the company’s dynamics and its dealings with other superstars, although it probably won’t on a major level.