Bobby Roode appeared on The Taz Show on Monday and stated that his contract with TNA expired on March 8. Roode said Eric Young’s contract was up around March 1. “The company wanted to keep us around,” Roode said. “I can’t really speak for Eric, but for myself it was just one of those things that after 12 years, I just felt like it was the right time for me to go. I was there through the heyday. I was there for the good times, the great times, the bad times, and the really bad times.
“After 12 years, I felt like I’ve done everything I could there. I think I’ve wrestled every singles guy there. I just started to get stale. I wasn’t inspired to be there anymore. That passion was kind of gone. I didn’t feel like TNA was the right fit for me anymore and I wanted to go home and kind of figure out where I want to be and what I want to do, so we mutually came to an agreement. They could have exercised the option for a rollover this year. I just said I wasn’t interested. They saw my side of it and we mutually parted ways. It’s that easy.” Check out the full interview at Radio.com/show/the-taz-show.
Powell’s POV: Roode also noted that he and Young signed together on the same day 12 years ago and ended up leaving the company on the same day. It seems like a good move for all parties. Of course, it remains to be seen where Roode and Young will land, but both men had pretty much done it all in TNA and it was time for a change.
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