IMPACT Wrestling's Eric Young Reveals He Told WWE's Vince McMahon That He Had Failed As A Leader
Strong words for the boss...
At Slammiversary 2020, Eric Young wrestled in his first match in four months as he was revealed as a mystery opponent in the IMPACT World Championship match. While he ultimately failed to capture the world title, EY looks set to remain in the main event scene for the foreseeable future.
This contrasts completely with Young's experience on the WWE main roster as he was predominately treated as a jobber and ended his run in the company on Main Event competing against the likes of No Way Jose, Akira Tozawa, and Cedric Alexander.
The former Leader of SAnitY recently sat down for an interview with Chris Van Vliet to discuss his time in the wrestling behemoth and he revealed he told Vince McMahon that the boss had failed as a leader because he couldn't find a spot for him on the card.
Young said: "He (Vince McMahon) always treated me with respect when we talked. We definitely had a few personal conversations between me and him and I had pitched some things and told him what I thought and he was receptive to it. Nothing ever came from it. I don't take it personally but I'm in this position because he couldn't recognise that I had anything to offer.
"The last thing I'll say about it is this, if you have a three-hour television show, pro wrestling television show, and you can't find something for me to do then you're failing as a leader. Plain and simple. You failed your company, you failed the shareholders, you failed the fans and you failed yourself. The reason I wasn't on the show was his choice, no one else's.
"I think if you ask most the people who worked there, they would be in my corner. He was not in my corner so I wasn't on the show. And I would tell him to his face, 'You have failed as a leader. You can't find something for Eric Young to do.' Yeah, it's a really weird place. You can't fully understand it until you're there."