Eric Young: Some Guys Can Get Carried Away And Start Believing Their Own Character

Since moving from NXT to SmackDown, and now Raw, in 2017, Eric Young hasn't found much success in the ring. Young typically loses more than he wins, assuming he's on television at all. And while some would be frustrated with their lack of use or creative direction, Young takes a more positive approach.

Speaking on The Full 60 podcast, Young discussed his mindset when it comes to winning and losing in wrestling.

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"It can happen, that kind of stuff gets weeded out. You lose your job," Young said about those who are unhappy with losing too often. "I like to pay my bills on time. Part of that is being a professional. In all walks of life, some guys can get carried away and start believing their own thing. I'm paying a character on television. I'm not in a real fight and I'm not losing anything. I'm not winning anything. I was told I can do that. I don't know how many belts I've won in my career, but it's hundreds. It's an amazing feeling, especially in WWE where I held the NXT Tag Team Titles. I held the TNA World Title. That's a million or billion dollar company saying 'we like what you're doing and we trust you.' There's no bigger compliment in wrestling than being a champion. But, in no way did I beat anyone. I've done a bunch of things right and my skills are at the top level and I'm someone interesting enough to be in that position. But, winning and losing, I'm an employee and will do whatever they ask me to do. Winning and losing hasn't bothered me ever and I don't think it ever will. Winning is great, but losing as a bad guy can be very cool too."

Though Young hasn't been doing much on television, he stays busy outside of wrestling. He hosts a fantasy hockey podcast on The Athletic and says he's in discussion with NHL Network about a show. You can read Young's comments about his diverse skillset and how he compares to The Rock by clicking here.

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