A ton former WWE stars made their way to Impact Wrestling last month and one of them was Eric Young. The former Impact World Champion made his return to the promotion after an unsuccessful run in WWE. Now, he has said he thinks Impact might be the only wrestling company that is growing. A bold claim.
Young recently spoke with Sportskeeda where he discussed returning to Impact and growing the promotion. Here is the full quote.
“It’s exciting to think, the position I’m in and the fact that IMPACT is definitely a collaborative effort which, for any person who is any kind of performer, there is nothing more rewarding than that. It’s very very understated but ultra-talented writing and creative team and really, the sky is the limit. There is a budget and we don’t have unlimited money, and they’ve not been around for 100 years but it’s at the crux. I think everybody can feel the groundswell and IMPACT Wrestling at this point is trending up, even in the pandemic. It might be the only wrestling company that is growing and I think there’s a lot to be said about that.
When we get back in front of live crowds, maybe possibly in the future start doing live shows and roadshows, expanding the roster, developing the current members of the roster, making it better week in and week out, that’s what everyone wants to do. That is exciting to be part of that. I can’t say that enough. Literally, I’m bursting. My soul, it feels so good to be in a place like that where you don’t feel as handcuffed and you’re not pushed into a corner. Everyone is allowed to excel and do what they do, that’s what IMPACT Wrestling is about. It’s about showing everyone’s strengths and highlighting them.”
Considering the success of All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling, there are definitely ways to dispute Young’s claim about Impact being the only wrestling company that is growing. Prior to the pandemic, wrestling outside of WWE had been in the best shape it had been in 20 years. It is worth noting that Impact did have a part to play in that.
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