Former WWE Star Recalls Signing NDA Before Release

Former WWE Star Recalls Signing NDA Before Release WWE

Former WWE star Eric Young has recalled his most recent stint with the company, during which he didn’t make a TV return.

WWE fans will remember Young from his time with the SAnitY faction from 2016 to 2019, ahead of his release from the company in 2020.

Young interestingly returned to WWE in November 2022 following Triple H becoming the company’s Chief Content Officer, but asked for his release in April 2023.

While it was previously reported that Young didn’t want to work with Vince McMahon, who at this point had returned to the WWE Board of Directors, Young later simply stated that he “morally” couldn’t work there anymore.

Speaking on Sunday Night’s Main Event, Young has now revealed that he had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) ahead of his exit from the company.

Noting that he doesn’t feel he has to talk badly about his latest WWE stint, Young explained:

“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, and I’m not allowed to say names…

“(When asked if Young’s NDA is as ironclad as Janel Grant’s NDA) I don’t know. It depends if it goes federal or not. I mean, I might be able to say everything here within a few months but, the truth is, I don’t need to talk badly on it.

“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 and 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. I have a very good life outside of there and there’s no doubt, 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 and no one will say that, I will never change my mind on it. That was my goal.

“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 that and it’s not lost on me that I was able to make that choice because a lot of people aren’t gonna get that choice. You’re gonna make decisions and you’re gonna be forced to do what you gotta do. If this was 10 or 15 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to make that choice.

“In the end, I guess you can say joke’s on me, because that person is not around anymore… I can give you 1,000 percent guarantee, (if) I wanted to work there, I could. It’s just at this point in my life, I’m just not interested. I believe in what I’m doing and that’s worth more than almost anything to me right now and it has nothing to do with disparaging anything that goes on there.

Young went onto note that he’s still in contact with Triple H, stating:

“I still talk to Hunter (to) this day. We’re still buddies. I still have utmost respect for him and 95 percent of the people that work there, and especially the people that make that show go and that’s the people in the ring and if that’s what you wanna do and that’s your decision then that’s your decision.

“It was never about being a leadership or proving a point or anything like that. I think some people took it that way and some people went, ‘Man, it’s really cool.’ In the end, it was a selfish reason, because I couldn’t live with myself. It’s just as simple as that. I made a promise to myself and I kept it. So, that was that.

Young is currently signed to TNA Wrestling. He unsuccessfully challenged for Moose’s TNA World Championship at March’s Sacrifice pay-per-view.

Transcription via POST Wrestling

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