WWE Raw Superstar, Eric Young recently spoke with NewsChannel 5 about his wrestling career, where he touched on SAnitY not working out in WWE.
The group had dominated in WWE NXT and proven to be an incredibly popular faction. However, when they were moved to the main roster, the group sadly didn’t manage to click. Young reflected and admitted that it simply just didn’t work on TV.
“The Sanity gimmick didn’t work on TV. The other two guys went back to NXT and I was asked to go to Monday Night RAW. Right now, it’s a holding pattern for me.”
However, Young did reflect on his time in WWE NXT, admitting that the brand helped regain his love for professional wrestling.
“I was hired through Triple H and Steven Regal, went to NXT. I was allowed to stay here [Nashville]. I wasn’t asked to move. I just did television and road shows had a great run there, loved my time there. If I’m being completely honest, it rekindled my fire for wrestling,” Young said. “I think if you’re at any place long enough or doing one thing long enough, it gets stale. It doesn’t matter what it is. I was with TNA wrestling for over 12 years, and I owe them everything. They employed me for 12 years. I lived a good life. I traveled the world, entertained millions of people all over the place. I don’t get to go to WWE to fulfill my dream if it wasn’t for them, and I owe them a lot.”
Young then spoke about what is next for him as a wrestler. He revealed that he has worked as a producer backstage in WWE, but stated that he isn’t quite ready to make that transition just yet.
“I can say that I’m very well taken care of. I’m very respected in the circles there. I did some producing. I was asked to come do some producing, so I did 16 weeks of that. I liked it, but I’m not ready to retire. I’m lucky. I’ve avoided getting hurt lots of times. I’ve definitely been injured. Wrestled with a broken ankle before. Wrestled with a broken wrist, broken fingers, sprains, pulls and all that, but I’ve never missed a show ever in 20 years.”
H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.