Eric Young

Eric Young

Eric Young: A Brief Biography

Jeremy Fritz is a Canadian professional wrestler signed with Impact Wrestling. He is best known for his work with TNA/Impact as Eric Young. He is a grand slam champion and the current Impact Tag Team Champion.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Years (1998-2004)

In 1998, Fritz began his professional wrestling career after high school. Fritz wrestled for several independent promotions and won championships. Later, he signed with WWE, where he made five appearances before leaving the company.

TNA (2004-2016)

Team Canada and Various Feuds and Gimmick (2004-2008)

In 2004, Young made his debut as a member of Team Canada. Later, he teamed up with Bobby Roode and they defeated AMW to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Young spent his initial year in the tag team division. At Bound for Glory, Team Canada defeated 3 Live Kru. In 2005, Young received a gimmick change and began his campaign of 'Don't Fire Young'.

At Bound for Glory, Young defeated Larry Zbyszko to keep his job. Later, he began feuding with Bobby Roode and lost. He spent the year feuding with James Storm, Bobby Roode, and Jeff Jarrett. In 2008, Young debuted as Super Eric and won the TNA World Tag Team Championship with Kaz. After Bound for Glory, he joined TNA Frontline and feuded with Main Event Mafia.


Various Stables and Tag Teams (2009-2012)

In May, he began feuding with Jeff Jarrett and Rhino. In July, he turned on TNA and formed World Elite. Later, Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus won the IWGP Tag Team Championship. At Bound for Glory, Young defeated Nash to win the TNA Legends Championship.

After disbanding the World Elite and losing the title, Eric Young joined The Band. In 2010, Young went back to his comic relief character. Young teamed up with Orlando Jordan and won the TNA Global Championship. In 2011, he was involved in a storyline with ODB and they became the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship. Their reign lasted for 478 days before retiring the titles.


World Champion and Final Feuds (2013-2016)

In 2013, Young returned and began working with Joseph Park. Later, he began feuding with Abyss and won. In 2014, he defeated Magnus and won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. In May, he began feuding with MVP. After Slammiversary, he lost the title to Bobby Lashley.

In 2015, Young returned and turned heel. Later, he began feuding with Bobby Roode and won. He teamed up with Bran and worked in the tag team division. In his final days, he won the TNA King of the Mountain Champion. At Sacrifice, he lost the title to Bran and left the company.


WWE (2016-2020)

In 2016, Young signed with WWE and began working for NXT. He created a stable called Sanity with Nikki Cross, Killian Dain, and Alexander Wolfe. At TakeOver Brooklyn III, they defeated A.O.P to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.

The stable was prominently featured on NXT before moving to the main roster. In 2018, they moved Sanity to SmackDown. After a year of inactivity, they disbanded the stable. Young spent the remaining years working in the 24/7 division before leaving the company.


Impact Wrestling (2020-Present)

In July, Young returned to Impact Wrestling at Slammiversary. Later, he won the Impact Championship by defeating Eddie Edwards. At Bound for Glory, Rich Swann defeated Young to win the title. After feuding with Swann, he created a new stable called Violent By Design (VBD).

In March, Young was injured but continued being an on-screen personality for the stable. Later, VBD won the Impact Tag Team Championship. At Bound for Glory, the team lost to Rhino and Heath. After feuding with Rhino, they began feuding with The Good Brothers. At Sacrifice, they won their second Impact Tag Team Championship.


Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
ACW Heavyweight Championship1
FWE Heavyweight Championship1
IWF Heavyweight Championship1
Memphis Southern Tag Team Championship1
NWA World Tag Team Championship2
TNA Legends/Global/Television/King of the Mountain Championship3
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship1
TNA/Impact World Tag Team Championship4
TNA World Heavyweight/Impact World Championship2
TNA X Division Championship1
NXT Tag Team Championship1

Eric Young News

"Maybe he comes back with Bray?" - WWE fans react to Triple H favored star's potential debut
Released WWE star secretly re-signed by Triple H more than five months ago - reports
Released WWE star secretly re-signed by Triple H more than five months ago - reports
"Bigger than Jay White" - WWE Universe reacts to 43-year-old star potentially joining Bray Wyatt's stable
"Like this crazy uncle" - Released superstar helped Nikki Cross grow as a performer in WWE 
Last Modified May 25, 2023 15:46 IST