Former NXT UK Tag Team Champion Flash Morgan Webster has confirmed that he turned down contract offers from WWE prior to his departure.
Webster was one of a number of NXT UK names released in August, following the announcement of the brand’s hiatus.
Earlier in the year, it was reported that Webster’s contract was set to expire, but negotiations for a new deal had stalled.
In a new statement shared to Twitter, Webster confirmed that he turned down multiple renewal offers from WWE. Opening up about his release and wrestling future, Webster wrote:
Last night was my first match in over a year and my first independent match in close to three.
In April rumours started surfacing that rd turn down multiple renewal offers from the WWE. These rumours were true.
There was a few reasons I turned them contracts down but one of them was that felt like maybe I was done with stepping into a wrestling ring. That passion just wasn’t there, I wasn’t enjoying it, and motivation to rehab or get in any form of ring shape was the last thing I wanted to do. I’d later go into re-sign so my family and I had security while I was injured.
Then the release came and I kinda felt relieved in some capacity. While colleagues were looking to fill up their schedules, I was looking at becoming a coach or running Chaos full time as a promoter. I knew wanted to be involved in wrestling but maybe just not in a performing capacity.
Anyone who knows me professionally will know the huge amount of pressure I put on myself before matches. To the extent of making my days before shows and show days insufferable. And this anxiety has only got worse over the last few years.
But a few weeks ago made the decision to take two bookings. One booking to team match with Mark (Andrews) and the second a singles and really see where my head was at.
Last nights at OTT I stepped into a ring in front of a crowd (for the first time) in over a year and I did so with the intention of just enjoying it and trying to find that fun seemed to have lost along the way.
All I know for now is I spent (the) last 3 years not really knowing what I wanted or where I stood with wrestling. Now I know I just want to enjoy it and last night was a good start to that.
look forward Riot Cabaret in two weeks time and then back at OTT for round 2 and then who knows. All I knows whatever I do going forward I’m gonna try my best to embrace and enjoy it.
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