Many people wonder why they have not seen Eric Young in NXT recently. The reason for his absence unfortunately has to do with his ailing mother. She passed away after a long battle with cancer. Naturally, Eric will need some time to deal with his loss.
Eric Young’s Tribute on Instagram
To honour his mum, Eric Young posted an emotional poem on his Instagram page. The poem might sound familiar to you. It’s the poem that was used for the British Queen Mum’s funeral.
“you can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
you can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
you can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, Love and Go On.”
He Still Took Time for Nikki
Everyone has been amazed by the match between Nikki Cross and Asuka for the NXT Women’s Championship. Despite the devastating loss that he suffered, which would have many people hiding from the world, he did take the time to re-tweet the NXT recap from the match.
Still, with the loss of his mum fresh in his mind, I believe it might be a while until Eric Young rejoins the Sanity ranks. In the meantime, Sanity will have to cope without Eric, but I’ll admit it does not feel quite right without him at the moment. However, I would ask fans to give Eric all the time he needs, so he is fully ready to make his return to the NXT stage. In the meantime, Sanity will need our support, too.
Condolences from the Ringside Intel Team
It is always hard to lose a loved one, especially someone who has loved and supported you all their life. The loss of a parent is something most people experience in their lifetime, but it does not make it any easier. Cancer is a horrible disease and it certainly took another wonderful person from the world before her time.
From the Ringside team, we like to offer our condolences to Eric Young and his family during this difficult time.
Do you want to leave a message of support for Eric? Leave it in the comment section below or head over to Eric’s Twitter account.