The Young and the Restless has been experiencing some major drama as of late and, by the looks of it, it’s not planning on dying down anytime soon. Eric Braeden, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the hit soap opera, has won two Daytime Emmy Awards and has been nominated on several other occasions. While the actor has had a long run on the series, people are beginning to wonder . . . . should Eric Braeden (and his character) retire from the hit soap? Has his time come to an end? Or is he the kind of character that’ll survive as long as the show’s on air?
In the wake of Michael Muhney’s firing, rumors have been swirling around the cybersphere speculating that Eric actually played a major role in sending Michael to the chopping block. Mike’s supporters have rallied by the masses and have done everything in their power to reinstate their beloved actor, but, unfortunately, his fate isn’t looking great. But many cling to their hope.
In light of these allegations, Eric has come out to say that he had no role in Michael’s firing — and just wants to set the record straight. “I was prompted to get into ‘fisticuffs’ with him because he wanted me off the show, if you want to know the truth,” he admitted to Radar Online. “The notion that Hunter King came to me and was coaxed by me to go to the top (and get Muhney fired) is utter nonsense.”
Whether you believe him or not is up to you and your sixth-soap-sense — and we’ll give you some time to mull over that question. What we’d like to know though is this . . . . Should Eric Braeden retire from TYR? Take our poll below and let us know what you think. We need to hear from you.
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