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Eric Young Reveals Why He Signed An NDA With WWE In 2023

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Following his departure from WWE in 2020, Eric Young returned to IMPACT Wrestling, only to make a brief return to WWE in 2022 (a short run where he wasn’t used on TV) before eventually finding his way back to TNA Wrestling.

During a recent appearance on Sunday Night’s Main Event, Young disclosed that he inked a four-year contract with WWE in 2022. Shedding light on his tumultuous experience, Young revealed that he had also signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) after he asked for his release in 2023, preventing him from divulging certain details, including specific names.

The decision to sign the NDA stemmed from Young’s desire to avoid working alongside someone who reentered the company after him.

Reports that surfaced at the time of his release suggest that Young harbored reservations about working under the leadership of Vince McMahon, citing past grievances with the former Chairman.

Here’s what Young said:

“I didn’t, no. 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 his NDA is as ironclad as Janel Grant’s NDA, Young said) 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 (Triple H) 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.”

Young also noted that he’s still in contact with WWE and would have no problem in working for the company now.

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