Eric Young Explains Why He Won’t Shave His Beard, Talks Being TNA Champion

The following are highlights of a recent Examiner interview with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young:

Learning from his co-workers: “The locker room at TNA is a wealth of knowledge. Kurt Angle is an example of a guy you can’t help but learn from, and there are certainly others. I am friends with many of the guys on the roster and I am always learning and exploring how to get better.”

Being versatile: “Versatility is something I pride myself on and have focused on from the first day I started wrestling. I’ve won every belt in TNA – including Knockouts Tag titles. I can face anyone and go wherever the match leads and takes me. Versatility is my strong suit. It is hard to prepare for someone like me.”

Keeping his beard for TNA & his Off The Hook reality show: “I think if I shaved my beard I might lose both of my jobs. The beard is one of my things now and has been since 2009. I had a beard when it was considered weird. If I shave now people would not recognize me.”

Reaction to him being champ: “The beard makes me completely recognizable. There is no hiding from it – and I don’t want to hide from it. People I meet love seeing the title. They tell me congrats Champ – and it is a thrill. It will never get old.”

Check out the complete interview at Examiner.com.

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