Former two times TNA World Heavyweight Champion EC3 aka Ethan Carter III who is also a four times WWE 24/7 Champion recently called himself an idea more than a wrestler because he wanted to help people to tell their stories.
EC3 was first recognized by WWE back in 2009 when he walks on the Florida Championship Wrestling which was the development Territory of WWE back in the time. He even won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship one time along with Johnny Curtis who is mostly famous under the name of Fandango.
EC3 Wants To Help People To Tell Their Stories
In 2010 he worked as a participant of the NXT which was the Talent Hunt competition back in the time. He was still working under his ring name Derrick Bateman. In 2013 he was released by WWE and he started trying to find success elsewhere. He joined Impact Wrestling and at the same time he was working on the independent circuit. He was treated as a main event star in the Impact Wrestling as he won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship two times.
Everybody was expecting a big push for him as he showed great potential outside of WWE. But the plans of WWE were completely different. They brought him back just to bury him completely. His run in WWE is considered as one of the worst runs for any professional wrestler. It completely destroyed all the momentum he gained. In 2020 WWE released him.
Right now, he is working on the independent circuit as well as other professional wrestling promotions such as Ring of Honor. After his WWE release he clearly said that he did not want to work for any major wrestling promotion anymore.
EC3 aka Ethan Carter III who is also a four times WWE 24/7 Champion recently spoke to Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone where he called himself an idea more than a wrestler because he wanted to help people to tell their stories. He said;
“At this point, I’ve become more of an idea than just a wrestler, in my mind. I want to bring people to their best. I want them to control their narrative, to be able to tell their story. The real stories of some these talents I choose are so much intriguing than can be written and produced.
“Their realities are what make feel emotions and feel something within themselves. To bring their stories to the forefront in a realistic manner, that is the storytelling I’m looking to do. At the same time, I’m going through hell personally, professionally, like maybe I’m projecting my own demons onto a guy like that and using him as an escape from myself.
“So I think it’s very layered and go a multitude of directions. NWA allows that freedom to kind of let the talent explore their own stories because [NWA President Billy] Corgan as a leader knows we know our own selves better than anybody knows us.”