Ex-WWE Star Had To Sign NDA Before Release

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A former WWE Superstar has lifted the lid on details surrounding his departure from the company.

Eric Young spent four years with WWE after initially joining in 2016, spending the majority of his tenure with the company as the leader of faction SAnitY.

The group enjoyed success in NXT but failed to replicate that success on the main roster and Young was released by the company in April 2020 after a short run as a singles competitor on Raw.

After two years with Impact Wrestling, Young re-signed with WWE in November 2022 and was rumoured to be involved in a planned new faction for the late Bray Wyatt. The stable never materialised and Young departed once again in April 2023.

Discussing his time with the company during a recent edition of ‘Sunday Night’s Main Event‘, Young revealed that he had signed an Non-Disclosure Agreement after leaving the company, but noted that his refusal to work with a certain individual played a role in his departure:

“I actually never left my house (after agreeing to return to WWE in 2022). I mean, the whole story’s wild. Again, I had to sign an NDA. It is what it is and I talked to Hunter and he hired me back and wanted me back there and I was and another person came back and I won’t work for that person, I won’t be around that person.

I said that when I left there the first time when I got fired and I meant it and you know, for me, there was tons of professional reasons. But mostly, it’s a personal and moral decision. I don’t have to be there.”

Ex-WWE Superstar Eric Young Believes Company Is The Pinnacle Of Sports Entertainment

Young steered clear of being critical of WWE, however, and was quick to point out that they remained the biggest company in professional wrestling in his eyes:

“It’s the pinnacle of sports entertainment. We just saw this weekend. I mean, I don’t know if it could be more perfect, to be honest. It’s the big fish in the pond, I will never change my mind on it.

I went there and I had a bunch of cool things. I was hired back there to do something very cool and it just didn’t work out and in the end, I was gonna be forced to compromise who I am as a person and as a man and I’m not willing to do. If this was 10 or 15 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to make that choice.”

Whilst not able to disclose the name of the individual he was discussing, Young did however narrow down the search with his closing comments:

“In the end, I guess you can say joke’s on me, because that person is not around anymore…”

H/T: for the above transcription.