Last night’s episode of Impact Wrestling on AXS featured James Storm wrestling his 1000th match for the promotion. It was fittingly against fellow TNA original Eric Young. Sadly Young would suffer a torn ACL during the match and is scheduled to have surgery soon but still finished the match. However, what had fans of Impact Wrestling talking following the show was Chris Harris’ return to the promotion after a decade away.
His entrance came during a backstage segment, which first saw Storm pay tribute to the late Bob Ryder, who was involved in starting TNA and owned 1Wrestling.com. Then Jake Something and Chris Sabin, who were with Storm, introduced his former America’s Most Wanted tag partner, and the pair would hug. You can watch this nice moment below.
With Young being accompanied by the rest of his Violent By Design faction, Storm would come out with Harris, Something, and Sabin. This led to Harris getting involved in the finish when he punched Young following a ringside confrontation. Harris would throw Young back in the ring, and he was hit by Storm’s Last Call Superkick and pinned. The four babyfaces would then pose on the ramp as the show went off the air.
It isn’t known if this was simply a one-off appearance, although Young did say in an interview that despite being injured, he did participate in an eight-man tag at the last set of tapings, so Harris may have wrestled in that. If Harris does compete, it will be his first match since 2018.
While Harris did compete for WWE on their ECW brand in 2008, his most significant career success came when he teamed with Storm between 2001 and 2006. During that time, they won six world tag team championships, were voted Tag Team of the Year by Wrestling Observer readers and won TNA’s 2004 Match of the Year when they faced Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper at Turning Point.