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Eric Young considered retirement from pro wrestling after WWE release

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Eric Young took a bad situation and turned it into a positive as he was released by WWE last year due to budget cuts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He then joined Impact Wrestling, where he previously made a name for himself when it was named TNA Wrestling, and has had a great run.

He talked about this while doing an interview with It turns out that due to his age and everything he’s done in his career, he considered retiring from the pro wrestling business. However, he decided against it.

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“Obviously I could’ve done without being fired during a global pandemic, but I’m a huge believer in fate – I’ve got the word fate tattooed on my underarm on my right arm. It’s something I believe in completely. I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. The last six months have been maybe my favourite six months of my entire career – that’s a lot to think about! It might be recency bias, but it’s been awesome, man.

There was definitely part of me that was like, maybe I’m done wrestling,’" he candidly admitted. "To be honest, I’ve accomplished more than I ever thought I was going to tenfold. I didn’t wanna be done, but that was definitely part of the discussion I had with my wife. I’m not a spring chicken, but I was maybe taking it as a sign maybe it was time to do something else.”

Young also talked about the decision to return to Impact, his run, and more. Check out the full interview here.