One of the worst NXT call-ups in history has to be that of Sanity. The group of anarchists ran through NXT before being called up to SmackDown in 2018. From there, well, they did precisely nothing. Eventually, they all went their separate ways. Alexander Wolfe joined Imperium in NXT UK, Killian Dain returned to NXT, Nikki Cross created a successful tag team with Alexa Bliss on Raw, and then there’s Eric Young.
Young was relegated to Main Event and his appearances on the main roster were few and far between. Now, Young has arrived in Impact Wrestling and he has a lot to say about his time in WWE. In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, Young said if you can’t find a spot for him on a three-hour show then that show is broken. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“Sometimes you fall out of favor. It’s not what you did or didn’t do, I never changed who I was and I’m not going to. I’m not a political person, never have been, that’s probably been a hindrance to my career. I refuse to be political. The truth is, the system is broken. It’s hard to get a word in. Even when you’re doing nothing, it feels like you’re trying to fix people’s mistakes all day. There’s no creativity, they want everyone to be the same, bump the same, sell the same, and there’s millions of rules, those change daily. It’s really hard to understand what’s going on. The system is flawed and I would say that to anyone there and Vince himself. I’m not the first person he’s made a mistake on and I won’t be the last person he’s made a mistake on.
I don’t think it’s anything personal. Anytime we were in a room together and we spoke, he was always respectful. We had two decently long conversations, they went well, and I thought he understood where I was coming from. I’m a man and I’m not gonna stand in a hallway for four hours to talk to him. That could be wrong and stubborn on my part, but I’m a 40-year-old man and I’m not gonna wait in the hallway like a child to maybe get five minutes to talk to him. I said my peace, he seemed to be responsive, but nothing ever came from it. I don’t take it personally. He made a mistake and as the leader of the company and the person who decides everything, it’s a massive mistake. You have a three-hour television show, if you can’t find five minutes for Eric Young, your show is broken.”
Eric Young was always one of Impact Wrestling’s best home-grown talents. There are few who embody Impact more than him and now he has returned to the promotion after four years away. Undoubtedly, Young will have a better chance to succeed than he did under Vince McMahon.
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