During last night's Impact Wrestling: Slammiversay, Eric Young made his long-awaited return to the company after what proved to be a disappointing WWE run.
As a member of the Sanity faction, he gained momentum in NXT, only for it to vanish when he and the rest of the group arrived on the main roster. As you might expect, it was Vince McMahon's creative input which led to that, and we now have news on what led to his WWE release.
According to Fightful Select, while Young returned to WWE in November 2022 (which was a Triple H decision, albeit one that never saw him appear on television), he asked to be released this past April.
It sounds like he had major issues working under McMahon, and decided to request his release once it became clear he was back as WWE Chairman. As for exactly why Young chose to leave, it's said that moral, creative, and personal reasons are why he refused to work under Vince.
Given some of the accusations laid at the billionaire's feet, we're not exactly shocked.
It's actually a little surprising that more WWE Superstars haven't followed suit, though there continues to be speculation online that Bray Wyatt's mysterious absence from television may be connected to Vince's unexpected comeback.
Young had to sit at home and wait out his 90-day non-compete, but that ended last week, and he was able to appear during Slammiversary. During the PPV, we saw him return to his old Team Canada gimmick in a match which saw him and Scott D'Amore prevail over Bully Ray and Cody Deaner.
Check out some highlights of what happened below.
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