EC3 was released from WWE on April 15th, and he went back to Impact Wrestling. He is controlling his narrative now, but he came from a place where fear was a prevalent feeling.

WWE didn’t use EC3 to the best of their ability at all. He was seen chasing the WWE 24/7 Title from time to time, but catering seemed to be his usual location. His WWE release wasn’t a huge surprise, but there were people who had his back.

While speaking to Busted Open Radio, EC3 revealed that there were people backstage who were in his corner. He said that nobody went to bat for him because everyone is “scared and apprehensive.” They don’t want to lose their job too which is apparently a constant fear backstage within the company.

“I think I had people in my corner but nobody that would openly step up because everyone is job scared and apprehensive. No one wants to rock the boat. They would say, man I can’t believe they don’t let you talk. Well, they are in production meetings. They can say something. I’ve had one on ones with Vince. I’ve been through the wait four hours in the hallway and they were always good and productive. He saw me for what I am. I look good, work good, but I’m not the workhorse. He doesn’t make money off those guys. He makes money off guys with charisma which I have. I have natural ability.”


“Whatever promo he saw of me, he saw one promo and thought it was over the top. Well, that was one, and you know I can always scale it back. Yea, but I just think it’s funny you don’t talk. Well, it’s only killing me inside but it’s your show. Yea, so there were those meetings and you feel good walking out of them but then nothing ever happens from them.”

“I pitched him a bunch of different things. There’s a video I shot with Drake Maverick and we think this will be great. Ha, I love it! That’s great and then it never happens. After a while, you become desensitized and I will take accountability that I stopped caring because nothing mattered. So, I’m totally to blame for nothing towards the end from happening besides the fact I was out with a concussion, but, it all worked out, I guess, how it should.”

EC3 suffered an injury near the end of his run with the company that kept him out of action for a long time. He was very open about this injury as he discussed how hard it was to get through.

It appears that EC3’s concussion is all better, and now he is getting a spotlight in Impact Wrestling. After setting his sights on Moose upon his Impact Wrestling return, it appears that EC3 could be in line for TNA Title opportunity.

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

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