News broke this weekend that TNA stalwarts Bobby Roode and Eric Young would be exiting TNA immediately as of the end of the current batch of tapings.
Roode and Young broke into TNA in 2004 as part of Team Canada. They have often been paired on the air as allies and as adversaries. In real life, they are friends.
Apparently they had both asked for a raise from TNA, and when TNA was unable to meet their demands, they asked for a release from their contracts.
Eric Young posted a great pic of the two together:
TNA released a statement:
Impact Wrestling has come to terms on the release of veteran wrestlers Bobby Roode and Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz). Bobby and Eric have been valuable members of The Impact Roster since 2004 and we wish them nothing but the best in their careers going forward.
Bobby had this to say earlier today, “To the guys and girls I got to work with for the past 12 years, Impact Wrestling, the office and everyone associated with me getting to live this dream, I say thank you. It is time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. This has been amazing.”
Eric Young had this to say. “Thank you. Thank you to everyone who watched me for the past 12 years. Thank you to Impact Wrestling. I wish everyone here nothing but the best going forward.”
Executive Vice President of Creative and Television, John Gaburick added, “Bobby and Eric are true professionals. We salute them for the 12 years they gave TNA.
However, then Roode took to Twitter to post about “new beginnings”:
There are now strong rumors that Roode is headed to WWE, either for a slot on NXT or even on the main roster. Young has also been rumored for WWE, but there is no word on whether he is also headed in.
Roode will also be the guest of Taz on his podcast today
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