Latest News On Stacey Ervin Jr. Requesting His Release From WWE

Stacey Ervin Jr., who is one of WWE’s top prospects at the Performance Center and NXT, is rumored to have quit the sports-entertainment organization.

Casey of Squared Circle Sirens claimed last night on Twitter that the gymnast-turned-wrestler has quit WWE.

Casey added a few minutes later that Ervin recently had a concussion scare, which prompted him to quit WWE. He was told to think about it but people think “he’s 100% done.”

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling confirmed the report, saying that Ervin requested his contractual release from WWE following a recent concussion scare. Satin, however, says that Ervin plans to spend more time thinking about whether he wants to stay in WWE or leave before making a final decision.

Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline was only told by WWE that Ervin remains under contract, but added, “The story that he was thinking of quitting due to a concussion goes back a few days.”

Judging by his Twitter account, it looks like Ervin plans to pursue a new endeavor. He has made a number of posts on his Twitter and Instagram accounts hyping a fitness program he plans to launch.

Hailing from Taylor, Michigan, the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Ervin was a member of the University of Michigan’s 2013 NCAA Championship men’s gymnastics team. He has plenty of medals to his name, including the 2015 U.S. floor exercise bronze medal and the 2015 Winter Cup floor exercise silver medal.

Ervin began training at the WWE Performance Center last July. Ervin attended a three-day tryout at the WWE Performance Center the previous February, during which he blew away scouts with his dazzling agility. Of the 37 athletes to take part in the tryout, WWE only offered developmental contracts to Ervin and MJ Jenkins.

It did not take long for Ervin to make his wrestling debut as he had his first-ever match in September.

Since then, Ervin has been a regular presence at NXT live events in Florida as he’s worked close to 30 matches. Dave Meltzer reported last week in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Ervin has drawn rave reviews from management.