EC3 did a lot in his pro wrestling career, and that includes beating Sting while they were in TNA. That win was a bit controversial, but it was still a win for Ethan Carter III.

While speaking to Fightful, EC3 was asked to do a little bit of “soft shooting.” Sting’s name came up, and EC3 praised him. He also stated that due to that victory on January 16th, 2014 that he should get some kind of a Hall of Fame induction out of it.

“I beat Sting, right? I should definitely be in a Hall of Fame based on that somewhere. Those are record setting wins themselves. Sting’s awesome. I grew up watching him. Rarely is the chance you get to meet your idols, let alone work with your idols. I had that opportunity even if what we did was brief on-screen.

What he did with me, talking to me in the back will always stick with me and was very encouraging and positive. I’m glad to see him. It’s cool he can show up and then I kind of modeled the EC3 that we see today after ’97 Sting in a way that, ‘Hey, I don’t need to wrestle for a year. I can just show up with a baseball bat and say wild stuff and get into brawls, and that’s cool, too.’ But, no, there’s that ambiguity and change in somebody.


I kind of modeled, like ‘Surfer’ Sting to ‘Crow’ Sting, what a drastic change in a personality and I definitely wanted to model what I did after going so far this way to going so far that way.”

EC3 will wrap up his current storyline with ROH, but then his next move in the pro wrestling world is yet to be written.

Sting signed a multi-year deal with AEW, but you can never count out the possibility of EC3 arriving in AEW to continue writing his own narrative. A rematch with the Stinger is not impossible in a world where you can never say never to anything. You can check out Sting and EC3’s match below.

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