Joe Doering says you will never know which members of Violent by Design will be defending the IMPACT Tag Team Championship.
Ahead of Slammiversary 2021 which will be the first IMPACT Wrestling show in front of a live audience since the start of the global pandemic, Joe Doering is reflecting on his current run with the company, and Eric Young, the leader of the faction, undergoing surgery, and more.
Ahead of what will be his first appearance on a major Impact Wrestling event in front of a live audience, Joe Doering was a guest on The Angle Podcast and revealed that he chose to sign with the promotion because it was time for him to leave Japan and he was looking for a new start.
In regards to Eric Young’s rehab, Joe said that it's still going well and noted that you never know which two members of Violent by Design will be defending the gold because they're utilizing the rule popularized by The Fabulous Freebirds.
“I know he’s rehabbing excellently. Wrestlers heal well and fast. I would expect him back in 5 or 6 months. From now only 3-4 months. Hopefully, by Bound for Glory, he’ll be back in the ring full time.”
He added, “We’re a bit of a mystery. We’re doing the Violent By Design tag team rules (Freebird Rule) which means you don’t know who’s going to show up exactly. So it might be me and Rhino it might be me and Deaner or Deaner and Rhino, you don’t know exactly. I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ll be coming out on Slammiversary with the tag team championships. I’m going in and coming out with them so that’s my idea, that’s my plan.”
Regardless of who is defending the gold, they will have a steep hill in terms of defense because they are not defending against one team but they are defending against three.
Fightful will have live coverage of Slammiversary beginning Saturday, July 17 at 8 p.m. eastern time.