IMPACT Wrestling confirmed the return of former TNA World Heavyweight Champion EC3 in the final moments of tonight’s IMPACT Slammiversary pay-per-view, airing a clip following the IMPACT World Championship match just seconds before the pay-per-view went off the air.

EC3, who worked with IMPACT Wrestling from 2013, until his departure in 2018, was one of a number of names let go by the WWE back in April as part of cutbacks related to COVID-19.