Eric Young Eyeing An In-Ring Return This Fall, Talks Fans At Slammiversary, On Possibly Becoming A Coach In WWE

Posted By James Walsh on 06/07/21


During a recent signing with K & S WrestleFest IMPACT star and former world champion Eric Young provided an update on his torn ACL injury, revealing that he should be back to full strength by this fall. Young also touches on what he plans on doing once his in-ring career ends, and how he feels confident he could snag a coaching job with WWE if he wanted it. Highlights from the signing can be found below.

Provides an injury update and says heís hoping to take an advantage of the AEW/IMPACT relationship:

Itís really cool to be part of that [IMPACT/AEW crossover], itís a part of history. I havenít been involved with it directly, but I imagine when Iím healed up, end of September, October, Iím going to be very involved. The doorís opened and Iím ready to walk right through it.

On eventually transitioning to a coaching role, stating that he feels confident he could call up Triple H or John Laurinaitis to get a job in WWE:

I donít think so. I think it is something that Iíd be good at. Iíve trained guys. Iíve trained Cody [Deaner], Crazzy Steve, I trained Shawn Spears, Jake OíReilly who worked for All Japan and is a big time guy on the independents in Ontario, [Canada]. Yeah, itís something that I do like to do. But I feel like when Iím done in-ring, Iím probably gonna disappear and you probably wonít see or hear from me for quite a while. Me and my wife are planning to sell all our stuff and move out of our house, buy an RV. Itíll probably be a fifth wheel and a truck. Just traveling and she works remotely so she will keep her job and that will fund our adventures and thatís what Iím gonna be doing. I know that John Laurinaitis said anytime I want, I can produce for them [WWE]. I think if I asked Hunter, I can work at NXT if I want. Obviously with Scott [DíAmore] and them, I could work there. Itís something I think that I would be a valuable asset because of my experience, all the different things Iíve done. Iíve seen the card from every angle. Iíve been the opening match, Iíve been the popcorn match, Iíve been the main event, Iíve been in hardcore matches and tags. I was wrestling women before it was popular. Yeah, Iíve done lots of things and I love that about my career that Iíve seen it from a lot of different angles and I think it gives me a very wide sense of whatís really going on, it gives me an appreciation for the whole show because Iíve seen it, Iíve been a part of it from every angle. A lot of people canít say that and thatís a cool thing where Iím singular that way.

On how excited he is for fans to return at the promotionís Slammiversary pay per view:

I donít think thereís going to be like a huge number of fans because the studio is not a huge studio, but the fact that they put as many as they could and they were sold out in minutes, literally minutes so thatís ó people are thirsty for it. You know, itís gonna be a boom for all things entertainment, music, movies, wrestling. We really didnít go anywhere. The TV product stayed, we never missed a beat there but as far as touring and live shows and wrestling in front of people has been few and far between for the last 15 months and I can assure you, I said this earlier, you guys are excited to be in the crowd and watch it live. No one is more excited than the guys who have been wrestling in front of nobody for 15 months. It sucks. It sucks, no other way to put it.