And then things changed. The wrestling world is changing in a big way these days and that has caused some rather fascinating changes throughout a variety of companies. That isn’t the kind of thing that you see very often and some of the changes have been better than others. One of the biggest was WWE releasing dozens of wrestlers in a few days back in April, many of which have found work elsewhere. One has made it to the top of another company in a hurry.

While AEW seems to be the most desired destination for a lot of wrestlers, there are other companies that can seem rather intriguing for some of the people looking for work. Some former WWE stars have been successes elsewhere before and in this case, one recently released WWE star has found his way back to another promotion and is already doing rather well there.

This week on Impact Wrestling, Eric Young won the World Title by defeating Eddie Edwards. Young was released from WWE in April and made his return to Impact Wrestling at Slammiversary after his no compete clause expired. The title win came after Young had tormented Edwards for several weeks and marks Young’s second reign with the title, with the first coming back in 2014.

It was a big moment. Check out the title change:

Opinion: Impact Wrestling might not be the same as WWE, but being the World Champion one Impact Wrestling is a lot better than sitting around doing nothing in WWE. Young heading back to Impact wrestling is not a big downgrade for him after how horribly his time in WWE wound up going. Good for him to find more success like this, as not everyone is going to get to do that.

What do you think of Young? How long will he hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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