Report: WWE's Latest Return Will Bring Wrestler Back From The Dead

Triple H masters the art of reanimation for WWE's next big return.

Eric Young
IMPACT Wrestling

Eric Young was killed off in an IMPACT Wrestling farewell last night - but it looks like his WWE career is about to be brought back from the dead.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports that Young, a former IMPACT World Champion, is heading back to WWE. Multiple sources have confirmed this, though there is currently no word on when, exactly, EY will be back on WWE television.

The former Sanity leader's imminent WWE comeback is likely tied to Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, who was responsible for bringing Eric to the promotion the first time around, in 2016. Levesque ascended to power as WWE's head of creative in July 2022, doing so in the wake of disgraced former Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon's resignation. The former NXT chief has since presided over a number of big-time returns from wrestlers released under the previous regime.

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Now, Young looks set to become the latest. His WWE release came as part of the company's first round of pandemic-related sackings in April 2020, which were attributed to "budget cuts" during a period of unparalleled financial prosperity for WWE.

Eric was back in IMPACT, the promotion he left in 2016, three months later. He has since enjoyed an IMPACT World Championship reign, having spent the past couple of years largely leading his Violent by Design stable.

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On last night's IMPACT!, Young was stabbed to death by former ally Deaner, who put EY down in cinematic fashion. IMPACT had filmed the vignette in secret prior to Young's departure.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.