Former Impact Champion and WWE 24/7 Champion EC3 Signs With Ring of Honor

Published 02/26/2021, 9:52 PM EST


Former Impact World Champion and WWE 24/7 Champion, Ethan Carter III (EC3), revealed that he has signed a contract with noted indie promotion Ring of Honor. According to him, the decision results from him wishing to have creative control.

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Last year in April, WWE let go of the Superstar as a part of the pandemic-related budget cuts. Since then, EC3 briefly appeared on Impact and Ring of Honor. However, the latter was not official till now.

At Ring of Honor, EC3 started a rivalry with The Briscoes. He was going to face Jay Briscoe at Final Battle but tested positive for covid-19.

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Ring of Honor announced the news of his signing with the company days after EC3 came back.

The official statement said, “EC3 seized control of his narrative during his time as a free agent. A darker, more intense and more dangerous EC3 showed up in ROH, declaring that he was on a quest to see if honor is real. Now that EC3 is making ROH his home, he’ll have ample time to find out.”

Following the news, the superstar reiterated and further explained why he actually signed up with the indie promotion.

EC3 reveals why he signed with Ring of Honor

In a series of tweets, EC3 reveals the reality behind his sudden signing. It took him almost one year to sign a proper contract.

He wrote, “A message from the essential character⁣⁣. I have agreed to terms with Ring of Honor as my chosen three-letter wrestling company.⁣⁣ Ring Of Honor will provide me the corporate platform required to free this industry, its competitors, and its fan base conformity⁣⁣, toxic groupthink⁣⁣, archaic storytelling⁣⁣, paint by number move sets⁣⁣. banal character development⁣⁣.

He continued, “Ring of Honor is aware of the extreme value in a #FreeEC3, and has provided me not only beyond fair financial compensation, but the freedom to push forward The Narrative, its content, and most importantly its ideals:⁣⁣ Control⁣⁣. Freedom⁣⁣, Purpose⁣.”

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I very much look forward to etching my name amongst (and above) those who built the foundation Ring of Honor, competing with its exceptional roster, finishing what I have started with Jay Briscoe, and carrying the brand forward into the future it deserves.⁣⁣”

EC3 could be taunting WWE with the “chosen three-letter wrestling company” bit. WWE was accused of keeping EC3 grossly under-used. Hopefully, the noted Impact icon will find his grip in Ring of Honor.

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