Eric Young has had some of the most unique runs for the IMPACT World Title. They’re unique in that he played characters on the opposite end of the spectrum to each other, but something remained the same.

Young’s first win of the world title came in 2014, when the branding of the company was TNA. The IMPACT star had a world title run once again, though this time it was six years later, and after he’d come back to the promotion.

The IMPACT star talked to John Scott for an interview, where he was asked about how the two of his title runs compared to each other. He explained that his personas at the times were completely different from each other, and said that he likes the responsibility of being a world champion.

I mean obviously the difference is in who I was on the show at the time. At the time, my first one, working against working against Nick Aldis, I was the underdog, the babyface. It just kind of happened organically happened on the show where I was coming out of something else and I wasn’t really in the title picture. And ended up cutting this really good promo with MVP, and that kind of lit this fire under the fan base. I was becoming popular at that point, but not like I was going into the match. It was almost like the writing team, they just didn’t have much of a choice. I had to win because of my popularity at that point.

Young then discussed his second world title run, which happened right after him coming back to IMPACT Wrestling. He said that being a world champion is what anyone wants, and while IMPACT had changed as an organization, the legacy of the title was still there.

At the time, my first one, working against working against Nick Aldis, I was the underdog, the babyface. It just kind of happened organically happened on the show where I was coming out of something else and I wasn’t really in the title picture. And ended up cutting this really good promo with MVP, and that kind of lit this fire under the fan base. I was becoming popular at that point, but not like I was going into the match. It was almost like the writing team, they just didn’t have much of a choice. I had to win because of my popularity at that point.

Eric Young went to IMPACT right after his release from WWE back in April, 2020. The star had received a huge push from IMPACT, which was halted after the star ended up having an unfortunate injury.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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