Former TNA World Champion made quite an impression when he showed up for one random WWE NXT episode months ago; he took on another former TNA World Champion and then NXT Champion Samoa Joe.
While Young lost his match with Joe, the impression he made in the match was more than enough to get him in more discussions with Triple H on signing a deal with the WWE.
Most assumed when we saw Eric Young the first time, he would have already signed a deal. However, when he didn’t show up again, the message was clear that he had not signed a deal just yet. It was reported that EY signed a date deal, where he worked the match with Samoa Joe and allowed him to not be attached to anything while negotiations went on. Young also had commitments to fulfill, which meant that he needed to sign later on.
Many questioned when he would end up signing something, but we wanted to know more importantly when he would actually appear for the WWE again. It has now been confirmed through the Wrestling Observer that Eric Young did indeed sign a deal with the WWE recently. The reason he has not debuted again is because WWE has been waiting for the perfect time to bring him back, which makes a lot of sense.
Some speculate that we’ll see him show up soon, while others believe WWE will wait until November to do it. WWE happens to be going back to Canada for the first time with WWE Survivor Series since the Montreal Screwjob. This is a pretty significant situation for the WWE, but with it being part of the big four, we know WWE will make it a must-see event. They’re even making the entire weekend special this year.