​Eric Young Speaks Out – Recent TNA Releases, Sting, Hogan, More


Eric Young recently spoke to SEScoops.com, here are the

Q. You’ve had the chance to work with the likes of
Sting, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, what was it like working with guys you grew up
watching as a kid?:
It’s hard to put that into words, these were guys
that I idolised growing up, these were people that I wanted to be. I actually
got to wrestle Sting in his first match back after 10 years away, and just being
in the ring with him was a dream come true but very surreal at the same time.
Sting was always good to be, Hulk as well, they always had time for me and it
was great to be able to share a locker-room with guys like that and be on the
same roster.

Q. The likes of Sting, Hulk Hogan, AJ Styles, and
Jeff Jarrett have all left TNA in recent months, what has that been
There is always massive turnover in professional wrestling,
people come, people go, some people go to work in other places and some people
end up coming back, that is just the nature of the beast. It’s never nice to see
anyone go, but I’m still really good buddies with AJ Styles and we talk whenever
we get a chance – we’re actually planning on doing a bike trip together in the

Q. When you first started in TNA did you ever think
you’ll become World Heavyweight champion?:
It’s always something that
I wanted, and personally it’s always something I believed I could do. I don’t
think there is anybody that doesn’t want to become World Heavyweight champion
when they are in this business. The night I won the belt from Magnus on IMPACT!
was a great feeling, I’m not taking anything away from him, it was an amazing
match and he’s a super talented guy but I was better that day and now I’m the
World champion and that sounds kind of crazy to say out loud.

With yourself as TNA Champion and Daniel Bryan as WWE Champion, is it the era of
the beard?:
Yeah, it’s obviously the era of the beard, I’m not daft, I
don’t live under a rock, I hear these things and I’m sure he hears them too.
I’ve actually met Daniel in person and I always hear nothing but good things
about him. Anytime anyone want to compare me to him, I have absolutely no
problem with that, feel free to carry on, he’s a super talented guy and a
tremendous wrestler.

Q. Away from wrestling you’ve also
presented a number of hit shows on Animal Planet, what has that been
It’s amazing, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. I
still have other goals in my life but TV is something that I’ve always wanted to
do. I love entertaining people, the shows allow me to combine my passion of
extreme sports, I’ve always been a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I’ve been all
over North America and done lots of crazy things, and it’s been an amazing

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