Former NXT referee Drake Wuertz has announced his intention to resume his in-ring career following his release by WWE.
Wuertz, who formerly performed under the name Drake Younger, wrote on Instagram that he will be stepping back in to the ring on June 26th.
“Back to my ‘Younger’ days
Returning to in-ring action for a great cause on June 26th in O-Town
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Drake Wuertz initially joined WWE in 2013 after winding down his own time in the ring. Wuertz had performed with CZW and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla during a 10 year career. During that time he shared the ring with the likes of Adam Cole, Tommaso Ciampa, Kyle O’Reilly,, Brian Cage and Rocky Romero.
After his spell in CZW, Wuertz was inducted into their hall of fame in 2016.
Wuertz was reportedly suspended by WWE earlier this year. The reasons behind the suspension are unknown despite controversy surrounding Wuertz’s political affiliations and his views on mask-wearing among other things garnering a great deal of attention on social media.