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Former TNA Champion signs deal with WWE NXT



Former TNA Champion Eric Young, 36, has signed a deal with NXT. The belief is that they are waiting for the right time to debut him as a full-time performer. Young lost a match to Samoa Joe several weeks ago but he was not signed yet.

Young was a steady hand in TNA. He was part of Team Canada with Bobby Roode during the early years of TNA and then he eventually transitioned into a comedy babyface character and eventually into a nasty heel towards his later years with the company.

Both Young and Roode left TNA in March and reports surfaced later on about TNA having issues paying them.

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NXT has shows coming up in Canada from 9/22 to 9/24 so it would make sense to feature Young on those shows. They will be in Toronto on 9/22, St. Catharines on 9/23 and Kitchener on 9/24.