Eric Young “Wasn’t Willing” To Report To Vince McMahon

Eric Young

Eric Young is happy to be back in IMPACT Wrestling and has some long-term goals set for himself.

The former leader of Sanity returned to IMPACT at Slammiversary to team with his old Team Canada partner in Scott D’Amore, but one person he wasn’t willing to team with was Vince McMahon. Young re-signed with WWE in November, but then when McMahon made his own return to the company, Young wanted his release. WWE granted it to him and in a new interview with Mike Johnson at PWInsider, opened up about making a such a big move.

“I signed up for one thing and it turned into something completely different. Personally, professionally, and more importantly for me, morally, I just couldn’t work there anymore. If you’re a wrestling fan and you know what’s going on, it was not a super difficult choice for me, to be honest.

“It was a dream come true, going back, the contract was fantastic and all this other stuff, and what I was poised to do on the TV show was excellent, but in the end, I would have had to answer to somebody that I’m just not willing to do. That’s where we ended up now. I’m not mad or bitter about it, just like I wasn’t last time. Obviously, it’s a massive mistake on one person’s part, but a huge gain for IMPACT Wrestling. I’m still very good at this and it’s something I’m very passionate about and something that I work myself to the bone to make the best possible outcome of each thing I’m in.”

Eric Young Has Long-Term Plans In Wrestling

Young feels refreshed on his old grounds with IMPACT and a great deal of that is probably because he didn’t want to leave in the first place. Young said he didn’t regret making the move back to WWE as even D’Amore would have called him foolish for not making the leap back, but he knows IMPACT is on the right path for success.

“I think IMPACT, for people that love pro wrestling, is a special place to work. You can ask anyone on the roster and they’d tell you the same thing to varying degrees. To me, it’s the best minute-to-minute pro wrestling show in the world. That’s biased because I work there, but I would have told you that at any point. It’s written for pro wrestling fans, by pro wrestlers. Regret, no, but I didn’t want to leave. Business-wise, it made sense for me. I can’t do this forever, and I’m hoping to now work when I’m 55.”

H/t to Fightful.