Bobby Roode and Eric Young, two of the longest-serving veterans in TNA Wrestling, finished up with the company this weekend. Could a signing with WWE be imminent?
Bobby Roode had this to say on Twitter about parting ways with TNA:
Thank u to everyone who had a part in making the last 12 years of my life unforgettable. On to the next chapter in my life #ItFactor
— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) March 20, 2016
Eric Young followed that up with a farewell message of his own:
12 years ago we signed our first contract side by side. Today we step into the open market again! pic.twitter.com/v8hW2vtqob
— Eric Young (@TheEricYoung) March 20, 2016
TNA issued this 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.
With a Superstar roster including EC3, James Storm, Drew Galloway, Jeff and Matt Hardy, “The Destroyer” Bobby Lashley, Gail Kim, The Wolves, Maria Kanellis-Bennett and “The Miracle” Mike Bennett we couldn’t be more excited about showcasing the finest wrestling in the world for the Impact fans.”
In the coming weeks be sure to see the final matches of both Bobby Roode and Eric Young on Impact Wrestling at 9PM EST on Pop TV.”
Who know what the future holds for these two, but it would definitely be a huge thing for WWE to snag both of these guys up. WWE has signed almost every big name that has been available over the past couple years, so one has to think that something may be brewing here. Stay tuned!