Departing WWE Star Comments On Departure, Says Door Is Open For Return

Departing WWE Star Comments On Departure, Says Door Is Open For Return WWE

A departing WWE star has commented ahead of their imminent departure, noting that the ‘door is open’ for them to return.

It was announced earlier this month that NXT star SCRYPTS (aka Reggie and Reginald) would be departing the company at the end of the month, with WWE opting not to renew his contract.

SCRYPTS remains under contract with the company until June 1, when he will become a free agent, and he has now commented for the first time since his departure.

Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, SCRYPTS (now known as Sidney Akeem) said that he is in good spirits following his departure, reflecting on his life and career so far.

He said:

“I’m very positive. The news came three or four weeks ago. I’ve been in really good spirits. It’s not how it was a couple of years ago when releases were happening and people were devastated. I know it’s still tough, but I’m in a good head space.

“I am full-on excited for this next chapter in my story. People don’t know this, but I did circus for 16 years. I was ready to lay that career aside and go on the independent circuit if WWE didn’t offer me a contract. I was willing to dive into this head first from the very beginning, but I was fortunate enough to get a contract with WWE, so that didn’t happen. Now, I’m here, and I’m excited to do that. Lots of companies have hit me up. Lots of projects in the works. The future is very very bright.”

Akeem recalled the conversation he had with the company when he was told they wouldn’t be renewing his contract, also noting that the door was left open for him to return to the company in the future.

He added:

“It was a great conversation. I don’t know what a conversation like that is, ‘We’re going another direction. Good luck on your future endeavors.’ That was the conversation people said was happening, but I got a call and it was, ‘Hey Reg, I hate to be the one to have this call and give you this news.’ I knew right there, but it’s a person I have a really good relationship with. He said, ‘Unfortunately, we’re not going to renew your contract. I want you to know the door isn’t closed, it’s forever open. You were such a great talent, you were great to work with. A joy to be around.’ Just a flattering message. I thought in my head, ‘If I’m that great, why can’t I get a new contract?’ But, it was a good conversation.

“I was like, ‘Okay, what’s next?’ My biggest thing was, I didn’t leave on bad blood. That’s not who I am. I’m a very positive guy. My brother is heavy in drugs right now. My grandmother is sick. My other brother is in jail. My other brother is in a mental hospital from a car crash when he was 16. I have people that are constantly dying back in St. Louis, and I’m living a life that many would kill to be in my shoes. I have nothing to be upset about. This is just another obstacle, another hurdle that I have to jump. It wasn’t a bad call at all.”

transcription via Fightful

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