With AEW and IMPACT Wrestling engaged in a working relationship, Eric Young reveals his thoughts on Kenny Omega and other wrestlers he'd like to work with.
Eric Young has been on global television for nearly twenty years and in that time, he has wrestled legends like Kurt Angle and Sting but with a boom period currently going on in wrestling and Young free of any "chains" placed on his potential by WWE, Eric Young opens up to Inside The Ropes about how he feels about living history through the AEW and IMPACT's relationship and talent he'd like to work with.
"Obviously, Kenny [Omega], bell-to-bell, might be the most talented guy in the world right now. If he’s not in the top three, he’s definitely in the top five. The excitement of having him show up on the show is everywhere as you know – you’re a wrestling fan. I’m a wrestling fan, I’ve always been a wrestling fan – and it’s cool, man. It’s uncharted waters. We’re living history and the thought of him appearing and other guys perhaps coming across and us going over there and, you know, all the fantasy booking – people are losing their minds, and so are we!
"It’s exciting for me. Even though I’ve been in IMPACT close to a year now, there’s so many guys on the roster that I want to and have yet to work with and vice versa at AEW. There’s a long list of guys that I would love to get in the ring with and Kenny being near the top of the list. And unfortunately, we lost Brodie [Lee], a very close friend of mine, and I would have loved to share a ring with him again, we worked several times over the years and the list goes on and on of possible things that could happen. Nobody knows at this point what’s going to happen, how long this relationship will last. You know, it is wrestling and everything changes day-to-day but, man, it’s so exciting to be in a locker room where we have a working relationship with another company, it’s how it should be and unfortunately, it’s not – with money, ego, politics, things like that ruin things like this and that doesn’t seem to be getting in the way. That’s so exciting, man. I’m not directly involved but, I mean, I’m right on the fringe of being involved and part of a company that is involved in this. It’s exciting to be part of that.
Kenny Omega, the AEW World Champion, will face Rich Swann at IMPACT Hard To Kill on Saturday, January 16, when they are on opposite ends of a tag team match. Learn more at this link.