Stacey Ervin Jr Parts Ways With WWE

Stacey Ervin Jr. and the WWE have parted ways.  Ervin requested his release in March after a concussion scare.  Ervin was a gymnast before joining the WWE in 2018.  His time with the WWE was short, but he worked numerous NXT house shows and one televised show.

Ervin’s statement:

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.


QD – Ervin wasn’t with the WWE very long, but I find his leaving inspirational.  He’s not the first superstar to suffer one concussion and be done with the industry.  Chris Nowinski struggled to come back after being concussed by Maven.  After it was obvious that he wouldn’t be returning to the ring, he founded a foundation for head injuries and has changed both the wrestling industry and the American football industry.  He changed the way we all think about concussions.  I wish Ervin all the best and that he finds his path in this world.