Steve Keirn Explains Why He Left WWE After FCW Folded

Steve Keirn gives his side of the story as to why he left WWE after FCW closed its doors years ago.

Speaking on the “A Future WWE: The FCW Story” documentary on the WWE Network, Keirn, who wrestled for WWE as Skinner, had talked his time with FCW as its president. But when the promotion, which served as WWE’s developmental territory for years, folded in 2012, Keirn did not follow WWE to Orlando for the unveiling of the WWE Performance Center and the birth of NXT.

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Keirn said he wanted to remain a part of the business, but wasn’t willing to move from Tampa to Orlando for the Performance Center and left WWE when his contract expired.

"The ending finally came when I was told, ‘Well, your contract with the company is up in December and we’re not going to renew your contract if you don’t want to move to Orlando, which Dusty had done.’ He moved to Orlando, everybody had moved. But it just wasn’t me. I don’t want to live in Orlando and it wasn’t that I didn’t want to be part of the business because I admired what they were doing. I thought it was a great idea. But I just didn’t want to relocate," Keirn said.

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