Joe Doering Says Eric Young’s Rehab Is Going Excellent, Hopes He’s Back Full-Time By Bound For Glory
This Saturday night at Slammiversary, live on pay-per-view, Joe Doering and Violent By Design will defend the IMPACT Wrestling World Tag Team Titles in a fatal four-way match against TJP and Fallah Bahh, Rich Swann and Willie Mack, and The Good Brothers.
Ahead of his title defense, Joe Doering sat down with Joey Karni of The Angle Podcast to discuss all things IMPACT Wrestling. When asked about Violent By Design’s leader Eric Young timeframe to return to the ring, Doering believes he might be able to wrestle again by the time Bound for Glory rolls around:
“I know he’s rehabbing excellently,” Joe Doering said. “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.”
Many people were surprised to see Joe Doering return to IMPACT Wrestling in 2020, aligning himself with Eric Young. When asked what brought him back to the company, Doering believed he had done all he could do in Japan, and it was time to return to the United States:
“It was time to leave Japan,” Joe Doering said. “I had been there a long time, my road was run there. It was time to give the United States platform a try.”
Violent By Design defends their tag team titles with the “Freebird Rule,” when asked who we can expect to defend the titles this Saturday at Slammiversary, Doering didn’t give anything away:
“We’re a bit of a mystery,” Joe Doering admits. “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.”
IMPACT Wrestling gave their fanbase quite a few surprises at Slammiversary last year, and the company is teasing to do the same thing again on Saturday. When asked what we could expect to see this weekend, Doering believes the show will be full of surprises:
“You never know what’s going to happen,” Joe Doering said. “Yea, Slammiversary will be full of surprises, and we’ll be ready for it.”
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