A familiar face is returning to WWE with Eric Young back to the company after being a part of Impact Wrestling for the past two years.
Eric Young has spent the majority of his pro wrestling career in TNA/Impact Wrestling and that’s where he was for the last two years, but he’s expected to return to WWE.
It has been reported by PWInsider, who confirmed the news with multiple sources, that Young is returning to WWE following an angle that took place on Impact Wrestling to write him out of that company. The report from PWInsider noted that there is no word yet on when Young will make his return to WWE or what brand he might be on.
On the December 1st episode of Impact Wrestling, there was a final scene that saw Deaner attack Young with a knife. The idea was that Deaner “killed” Young to ascend to the role of the leader of the Violent By Design group. They didn’t actually show Young getting stabbed, but the scene ended with Deaner smiling.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 2, 2022
Young spent twelve years in Impact Wrestling from 2004 to 2016 before signing with WWE as part of the NXT brand led by Paul “Triple H” Levesque. Young became the leader of a group called Sanity that would eventually debut on Smackdown in 2018. However, they never really got a chance to do much since Vince McMahon was running the main roster, and just didn’t see much in the group. Young also got to be a Producer for some of his run on the WWE main roster as well.
In April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic when WWE was running shows without fans, Young was released because he wasn’t being used much.
Following his WWE release, Young was back in Impact Wrestling and he won the Impact World Championship from Eddie Edwards. During most of his two-year run on Impact, he was leading a group called Violent By Design that was featured heavily on the show.
Eric Young is a talented veteran that has done a lot in wrestling from being a comedic character that really won over the crowd to running evil groups of heels and also has had a lot of success as a World Championship performer.
Young will turn 43 years old later this month, so he adds a lot of experience whether he’s on camera or helping out behind the scenes.