Everett made his TNA debut at Bound for Glory (2015) in an Ultimate X match for the X Division Championship but fell short as the match was won by Tigre Uno. He then made his return in March defeating DJ Z with help from Trevor Lee and Gregory Shane Helms, thus establishing himself as a heel for the first time in his career. He would then compete in a four-way match at Slammiversary for the TNA X Division Championship, in a losing effort. At the June 28 episode of Impact Wrestling he participated in a battle royal for be the number one contender for the X Division Championship, but was eliminated by the winner Braxton Sutter. On the July 5 episode of Impact Wrestling, he participated in a Ultimate X match for the X Division Championship, in a losing effort. At Destination X he lost a ladder match for be the number one contender to the X Division Championship.