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    Posted: 14/January/2018 at 10:34
Quote A top Impact Wrestling star is set to depart from the promotion this weekend based on a new report.

PWinsider.com is reporting that former Impact Wrestling champion EC3 will finish up with the company at Saturday’s TV taping in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios.

According to the report, although his contract with the company was set to expire towards the summer, he is receiving an early release as soon as the taping is over with.

Someone give me a Matt Hardy yesssssss because he'd not be leaving the number 2 promotion where he's hardly ever lost and been a multi time champion, unless he had something bigger ahead.
 
This isn't a guy at the end of his career with plenty of money in the bank. He will be leaving because he's been offered more cash somewhere else and that's gotta be E.
 
If he does I wonder if he would go back to using his old NXT ring name or stick with using the name that got him noticed.
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Great news if he is indeed WWE bound.

I had heard a while ago he was set to depart Impact at the end of his current deal as word is they are trying to shed all the big money contracts from the roster as a cost cutting measure, however this seems a bit of a bizzare statement considering they’ve recently signed John Morrison, Austin Aries and Rey Mysterio is rumoured to be signing.

I would expect him to spend some time in NXT, hopefully they allow him to use his ECIII gimmick although I suspect the Carter name will be dropped.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/January/2018 at 16:11
Would be a solid hand wherever he ends up. However he will need a decent gimmick as there's no way they'd have him come in as ECIII....maybe they could just rebrand him as Bateman again and use a the same mannerisms.

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In fairness Bennett was/is battling addiction...so with Maria being off pregnant it gives him a perfect opportunity to get clean etc.

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Quote  It's now confirmed that Ethan Carter III (Michael Hutter) will be returning to WWE soon, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It's possible that EC3 will use the same name in WWE as he does own the rights to it. He previously used the Derrick Bateman name in WWE

From what i seen of him over the years in TNA - he seemed like one of the good things about the show

Will be interesting to see where is character goes if he is planning on keeping the same name

I'd imagine he goes straight to the main roster and not to NXT

Wonder if he could be a surprise at the rumble?
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He'll have the same problem as Lashley...he won't be able to appear on WWE tv until his pre-taped Impact stuff airs.

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Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

He'll have the same problem as Lashley...he won't be able to appear on WWE tv until his pre-taped Impact stuff airs.


Crazy really when back in the day that was a really cool thing to do, like when WCW had Rick Rude and Lex Luger appear on Nitro live the same night they appeared on the pre-taped Raw.

I guess because WWE don’t view TNA as any kind of threat they feel they are giving them free publicity by featuring a talent on tv who will also appear as part of the TNA product for a short time, it also associates WWE with TNA which may in fact be the real reason why.

As he has trademarked the names Ethan Carter the third and ECIII so will be interesting to see if WWE will use him under the name. I hope they do as he needs to distance himself from Derek Bateman, the ECIII gimmick is what he has excelled under. Would be great if he used his TNA theme music too.

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Well WWE could do that if they wanted but i'm sure many won't view is as a nice move. They held off on James Storm until his stuff aired so one assumes they'll do the same with EC3 & Lashley....

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