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Topic: Ethan Carter III in TNA.
Posted By: Fletch
Subject: Ethan Carter III in TNA.
Date Posted: 04/October/2013 at 10:51
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Identity Of New TNA Star 'Ethan' Revealed - Details

Since last week's live edition of TNA iMPACT! Wrestling on Spike TV, the promotion has been airing vignettes promoting the debut of a new character by simply claiming, "Ethan Is Coming." This of course has led to speculation among many wrestling fans as to who exactly the man portraying the new "Ethan" character will be.

"Ethan" will be portrayed by Michael Hutter, who formerly worked under the ring name "Derrick Bateman" in the WWE NXT developmental system. Hutter had a tryout with the company a few weeks ago and has since been signed by the promotion.

As noted a few times in the past, the word going around the wrestling community is that TNA has signed multiple new talents, with Hutter being the first example of a guy who will be getting his shot with the company on national television.


Bateman always seemed a talented guy to me who WWE just didn't seem to have any ideas for so Im happy to see him get a shot in TNA, he is one of several NXT releases that TNA should be looking at, young talented performers who won't cost the earth to hire and are likely keen to impress and passionate about wrestling.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 04/October/2013 at 12:29
I think its decent of tna to give bateman a chance - however alot of tna fans on the net were hoping for mvp so will no doubt be disappointed again.

I always thought he seemed quite decent in NXT but WWE obviously didnt rate him that highly

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Posted By: IDIOTdella
Date Posted: 05/October/2013 at 08:42
Feels like they're going to do another TJ Perkins, someone who'd pass inside the ring but be given a shitty gimmick. Didn't "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase cross anyone's mind when seeing the "diamond" encrusted ETHAN, the arrogance and the style of clothing?

I can't be the only one who's THAT old to remember, can I?




Posted By: Raven
Date Posted: 05/October/2013 at 08:51
I'm constantly reminded that Rico is that old as well, because every time you two converse on here I'm somehow reminded of old people sex...

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Posted By: IDIOTdella
Date Posted: 05/October/2013 at 10:51
Originally posted by Raven Raven wrote:

I'm constantly reminded that Rico is that old as well, because every time you two converse on here I'm somehow reminded of old people sex...

I think Rico would be going EEEEEWWWWW! but me I just had to laugh too funny





Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 12/October/2013 at 15:01
Might have to update the title of this thread their Fletch as:

Quote Earlier we posted a tweet from Michael Hutter teasing his debut tonight on Impact but in an interesting turn of events, Hutter's tweet and Twitter account have disappeared. I'm not sure what this means because Hutter could have simply changed his username if that was his intention. As soon as we hear more or know his new Twitter username, we will be sure to let you know. More to come...

UPDATE: After doing some research, Michael Hutter's new Twitter name is @EthanCarterTNA which is interesting because the man who was simply known as Ethan now has a last name. Is anyone thinking what I'm thinking - rich spoiled dude with the last name Carter? As for his tweets regarding Impact tonight, they have been deleted it appears. Could this be an indication that he will not debut tonight after all? We will know soon enough.


Ethan being a relative of Dixie Carter would instantly get him over as a heel considering how incredibly over heel Dixie Carter is (the lady is drew NUCLEAR heat at the Tulsa taping)

So long as Ethan doesn't fuck up Drew McIntyre style, this "Chosen One" gimmick could get him pretty far in TNA.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 12/October/2013 at 15:45
that could be quite interesting and will add a good side to the aj styles v carter thing thats going on - hopefully this gets booked well and TNA dont fuck this up

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 12/October/2013 at 18:04
He's a talented guy who WWE apparently had zero ideas for, so fair-play to TNA for snapping him up and actually creating him a identity.

I like the look of this gimmick and Hutter came across as comfortable in his new role in the vignettes, the real test will of course be how he performs in front of a live crowd.
As Willy said having him as a associate/relative of Dixie is a guaranteed heat device.

Hopefully he will be the first of several new talents in TNA.

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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 12/October/2013 at 22:27
Originally posted by Fletch Fletch wrote:

He's a talented guy who WWE apparently had zero ideas for, so fair-play to TNA for snapping him up and actually creating him a identity.
That perfectly summarizes nearly every guy TNA has found success with. Aside from Sting, I think everyone on the TNA has either worked for WWE, been in their developmental program or at least tried out a couple times for WWE. And as much as some people want to jeer TNA for going after "WWE rejects," WWE has proven on several occasions that (regardless of talent) they can't always figure out how to utilize some guys.

 


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 19/November/2013 at 09:46
This guy has impressed me in TNA so far, sure hes only worked with squash match jobbers so far but thats all part of his gimmick.

The important thing is he seems very comfortable and natural in this new character, it really surprises me that WWE were prepared to let someone with his look who is fairly decent both in the ring and on the mic walk away.

The real test will be when he gets his first full blown feud with someone who matters.

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Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 11/December/2013 at 02:22
This dude is fast becoming my favorite act in the company.

His entrance is actually really good and looks like the only one TNA bothered to put effort into which could play into the nepotism storyline. His squash matches are fun only because of the great oversell of ECIII's finisher.

Him flying the nerds he squashed to Orlando just to tell them they suck was hilarious and his bullying of the Hebners last week on Impact was awesome.

Every week I am more and more astounded as to how good this guy is and how wwe let go of a guy who had everything wwe wants in a wrestler.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/December/2013 at 14:31


The only downside I can see so far is trying to believe Dixie is his auntie like a Carter reletive would have gone to work for WWE.

It would be pretty cool if he got the fired briefcase because getting out of it because of his family would get him more heel heat.

Much more entertaining than his comedy NXT role.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 16/December/2013 at 23:53
In honesty this new character is so different from and so much better than his Derrick Bateman comedy gimmick he was using in WWE that its hard to believe the two were the same person. He seems a natural fit for his ECIII character and I can see him being in World title contention within a year if his momentum continues at its current rate. Sting putting him over strong would be a great boost for him as well.

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Posted By: IDIOTdella
Date Posted: 17/December/2013 at 00:41
Just a shame Sting didn't put him over then isn't it... He just entered the ring and EC3 did what Bobby Roode had done in the past and left like a chickenshit




Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 17/December/2013 at 18:47
ECIII is being booked as a heel who has got where he is through nepotism and he cowardly beats on jobbers who are much smaller than him, so its simple logic that he would weasel out of a match with Sting, as long as Sting does the job when the two of them do square off I have no problem with the way this feud has been booked so far.
Despite Sting being in his fifties hes a legend in the business who heels will fear and run away from, its textbook stuff.

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Posted By: IDIOTdella
Date Posted: 18/December/2013 at 00:01
The thing is, as far as I'm concerned, EC3 hasn't got anywhere. To me he isn't a heel, because he hasn't done anything I would consider heelish. He's an opportunist. There's no credibility to him at all because he hasn't been in the ring with anyone of any worth at all - and getting a sixty plus referee to lay down for a three count is not doing it for me either.

All EC3 is doing is using his positon to beat no hopers and referees past retirement age and all I;m thinking is "What a bleeding waste" because he could be using his position in the company to royally screw over the best of the best.

For instance, if EC3 were to get in the ring with someone of worth, say Sting, having bought out the ref of the match beforehand,  then both of them blatantly screw Sting out of winning the match, well, then I'd sit up and take note. Why? Because that's how I think this kind of heel should be operating. It amazes me that no-one has thought to have a ref as a corporate ref, like Nick Patrick was in WCW and later in the WWF.

He wouldn't be fired because he's in the pocket of the Corporate and the faces going up against the corporate heels would have to work damn hard to win a match they're in - which strengthens their babyface persona (just by entering the ring in the first place against such odds) and also the heels.




Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 19/December/2013 at 02:54
Got no problem with that. Give him the TV title and let him use the corrupt ref to his advantage and make it impossible to lose the title because he can cheat while others have to play to the letter of the law.

Hell on the rare occasion he loses a title match, have HEEL Dixie come up with a bullshit reason to void the victory for ECIII's opponent and ECIII escapes with the title.

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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 19/December/2013 at 04:24
From what I have seen, ECIII is decent on the mic and his ringwork is solid, However his look is so generic it kills it a bit, the haircut, the perfect pearly whites and the chiseled abs is exactly what everyone thinks when they hear wrestler, and it is ECIII (Which may be his gimmick, wrestling perfection? I really haven't seen enough to know). He does play the Heel Role very well, and the few promos I have seen are pretty good. 

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Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 04/February/2014 at 18:18
I like what TNA is doing with this guy. I like that he is working with guys like Sting, Angle and Joe because to establish someone as an important talent on the roster, you need to work with the top guys in the company and ECIII has been doing that for months now. And he has a ready made feud with Hardy once Hardy returns eventually.
 
I like that he and fellow spoiled brat Magnus cant get along because each others ego wont allow that to happen while Aunt D is trying to keep the peace in Dixieland.
 
I enjoyed his Impact365 video where after defeating Sting he claimed that he absorbed Sting's power and now he is the Icon of TNA
 
 
I just want TNA to add to the smugness of the character. There are these Dos Equis commercials about the most interesting man in the world and I think doing little ECIII video packages either for TV or just the Impact365 in the same vein would be awesome.


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Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 17/February/2014 at 23:41
God why am I the only talking about this great man?

The man, the myth, the legend ECIII had his first real match on Impact this past week and he was as impressive as ever. His dropkick off the apron onto Gunner and the Superfly splash off the top rope onto a prone Gunner on a ladder were the two best spots of the match. He also took his bumps very well when GunStorm was on the offense.

One thing that is disappointing about ECIII's ascension to the upper midcard is that TNA aren't giving him an opportunity to hit that sweet looking headlock driver finisher he has. I get that Sting can't take the move but from reading house show reports, he isn't winning matches using that move either. And if he ever gets in the ring with Kurt Angle, I DONT want Kurt to have to sell that move given the state of Angle's neck.

I get more and more miffed every week why wwe didn't do anything with this very talented dude.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 18/February/2014 at 11:07
His ladder match this past week was the best performance Ive seen from him so far, as hes mostly just worked squash matches up to this point I was reserving judgement on his ring skills until he worked a full match, I don't include his match with Sting as it was a short and untidy mess of a match largely due to Stings sloppy performance.

Anyway he showed skils this week I didn't know he had so it does seem hes the full package, charisma, mic-skils, great look/physique and he can go in the ring, does seem very strange WWE cut him without even giving him a shot on the main roster.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 04/August/2020 at 19:15
I listened to ECIII's appearance on the Talk is Jericho podcast and was impressed with his creative mind and his understanding of the business. 

He came across as intelligent and articulate and showed no bitterness towards WWE, he was clearly disappointed with how his second stint went there even describing WWE as his dream job but seemed very accepting of what happened and happy that he had now moved on, he did seem very baffled with how they used him there as I think many of us are. 

He had a lot of good to say about Impact and seems very grateful to them for giving him the opportunity to develop the ECIII character, it seems he only left the first time due to the financial and management issues plaguing the promotion at the time and he was able to part on good terms. He did say he had accomplished everything there at the time and wanted another crack at WWE. 

Despite the success of the original ECIII gimmick he wants to re-invent himself as a new version of the character inspired by the Covid era. 

He said he had a lot of things in the pipeline that he couldn't reveal just yet and suggested that he isn't commited to Impact long-term and will work for other wrestling promotions, so perhaps we will see him in AEW after all.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 07/November/2020 at 19:35
If anyone is interested ECIII finished up with Impact following his Bound for Glory cinematic match with Moose, he was working without a contract there and his return was only a short term thing. 

He is now headed to ROH and is expected to be working with them until the end of the year. I think there is a good chance ECIII will be in AEW next year.


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