Eric Young ‘Comes Back To Life’, Teams With Scott D’Amore At Slammiversary; Details Behind His Return

Fightful Select is reporting:

Eric Young Left WWE, WWE Sources Say He Didn’t Want To Work With Vince McMahon

There’s been much speculation about Eric Young’s status, and some of it is coming a lot clearer. 

Young is rumored to appear at IMPACT Slammiversary, but had been under WWE contract since last year after leaving IMPACT. Last fall, he was approached by Triple H about returning to WWE in an in-ring only capacity, and signed with the company at the start of November 2022. However, he would ask for his release just a few months later.

Fightful Select has confirmed that Young asked for his release in April 2023, was granted it and finished out his 90-day no-compete clause just last week. We’re told by WWE sources that this request for release was right after the announcement of Endeavor’s deal with WWE, and this wasn’t a coincidence – Eric Young didn’t want to work with Vince McMahon after the Endeavor deal was announced and it was evident McMahon was back in the fold in an official capacity. 

WWE sources confirmed to Fightful that Young had cited moral, creative and personal reasons as why he didn’t want to work with Vince McMahon. So
far he’s the only talent we’ve confirmed asked for his release due to McMahon’s return. There were some creative plans for Eric Young scheduled for after WrestleMania that we’ve also learned about that we’re working to confirm.

We’ve reached out to Eric Young, but haven’t heard back. We have heard that he’s in town for tonight’s IMPACT Slammiversary show. 

Young did, in fact, return to IMPACT at Slammiversary to partner with Scott D’Amore as part of Team Canada.

Cody Deaner – the man who allegedly killed Eric Young last year by stabbing him to death – can’t believe his eyes when Eric is standing across the ring from him.

The match ends after both Scott D’Amore & Darren McCarty chokeslam Bully Ray through a table, and then Eric Youjg follows it up with an elbow drop off the top rope to Deaner and then secures the pinfall.

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