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Stacey Ervin Jr. confirms he’s done with WWE

Announced via Instagram, of course:

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The threads of life are so interesting the way they weave a story. • It is true. I have parted ways with WWE/NXT. It was not an easy decision, but it was a decision that I felt was right for me. ☝ • The experiences I have earned, the friendships that I have gained, the fans that supported me, & the lessons I have learned will ALWAYS hold a special place in my life. • Although I decided that my journey as a WWE Superstar would end, I have not given up, & never will give up, my work of creating my envisioned life. Life is too precious to not pursue that which sets your soul on fire. • As I move into a new phase of my life, with new priorities, goals, & aspirations, I aim to continue my pursuit of excellence. It is my sincere hope that you all continue to find inspiration from my journey, & I ask only for continued support. My family, friends, & fans are nothing short of incredible, & I want you to know that I appreciate the positive vibes from each & every single one of you. • We all move forward. We all continue the journey through ups, & downs. This was just a part of my story. A story that I intend to tell nothing other than greatness. • Thank you all for sticking with me, & supporting me in all that I do. God bless. Ride the wave. • P.s. Someone told me that I was the highest flyer in WWE history (air time / height from the canvas). If someone could please help confirm that, that’d be an awesome fact for the grandkids someday. • #WWE #NXT #RideTheWave #Farewell #ThankYouNXT

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There were reports from the likes of Squared Circle Sirens that a concussion scare after a match put him off the idea of professional wrestling as a career. The word was WWE gave him some time to decide if that was really what he wanted, and it seems that time only confirmed his initial reaction.

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