Back in April as part of a cost cutting exercise, almost thirty members of staff were released from their WWE Contracts. It was later reported that these decisions were made not just to save money during the Coronavirus pandemic, but to ensure the company made their best profit in a single year.
One of the many in ring talents released was EC3. Since his release, like many others, an appearance in Impact Wrestling was in his future.
However, if you watch the promo below, it now appears that EC3 is instead teasing a move to All Elite Wrestling. He posted a video on his Facebook page alongside the promo which includes countless references to AEW:
“You can spend your whole life letting people tell you what to do, dictate your path, choose your fate. Do you decide your future or is it chosen for you? We are living in unprecedented times with lockdowns, quarantines, terror in the streets. We are living an American nightmare. From coast to coast, Maine to So Cal, uncensored chaos and confusion reigns supreme. You walk outside and it feels like you’re in the jungle, boy! You fear the revolt is coming to you if you don’t adhere to the group thinking.
“You feel like you’re left out to hang, man. The natural state of things has fallen into this dark order and you plug away day after day like a gear in an f’n machine. Society is broken but now is the time you keep your inner circle small, you do not have best friends, you can only trust yourself. And it doesn’t matter if you’re an old man or a young buck, you speak your truth. You stand tall, exalted.
“You rise like a phoenix, you carry yourself with moxie and seal it with a sunny kiss. Now these bastards may criticize you, they may mock you, they may cancel you, hell, they may even imitate you poorly. But you never give in, you never apologize. You put the word ‘sorry’ back into that dictionary and you throw it into the library, into it’s face, because it is never the end! There is no omega when you are an alpha. You think for yourself, you fight for yourself, you control your own narrative. And if you don’t, then you’re just part of the con. You are more than elite, you are free, and they have been warned.”
On separate occasions he has teased moves to both AEW and Impact, does this mean that the two promotions have a working relationship? Will released wrestlers such as EC3, Anderson and Gallows, FTR, and even Rusev (Miro) be allowed to appear on episodes from both promotions? Only time will tell.