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EC3 Signs Contract With Ring Of Honor & Explains Why He Chose ROH Over IMPACT

The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion has officially signed with the company after he has been working with them in recent months.

Ethan Carter III starred in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling before he signed with WWE in 2018. His second run with the promotion didn’t pan out, and he was released in April 2020.

EC3 made his debut with Ring of Honor this past August, and he also spent time with IMPACT Wrestling in the summer and the early fall.

Here’s the official announcement, courtesy of Ring of Honor’s official website:

Ring of Honor is pleased to announce that EC3 has signed with the company.

EC3, who had been pro wrestling’s hottest free agent since he hit the open market last summer, made a few appearances with ROH in the fall. He made his unannounced return on last weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” to confront Jay Briscoe.

EC3 and Briscoe had been scheduled to face each other at Final Battle in December, but the match was called off after EC3 tested positive for COVID-19.

Recognized as a two-time former world champion, EC3 boasts one of the most chiseled physiques in the sport and stellar speaking skills.

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.

EC3 made his return to the company this past week on ROH Wrestling, and he confronted Jay Briscoe. He was scheduled to face Briscoe at ROH Final Battle, but when the former TNA stat tested positive COVID-19, the company was forced to postpone the match.

EC3 has come out and explained why one of wrestling’s hottest free agents decided to sign with Ring of Honor. According to the former WWE Superstar and IMPACT Wrestling Champion, it’s because he’s about to push his narrative and his ideals of control, freedom, and purpose.

The “essential character” also wants to finish his feud with Jay Briscoe, which was supposed to culminate at ROH’s last pay-per-view event, ROH Final Battle. However, he was pulled off the card due to a positive COVID-19 test. However, it will be finished now that he’s officially signed with the promotion.

Check out EC3’s full statement below:

A #message from the #essentialcharacter⁣⁣

I have agreed to terms with [Ring of Honor] as my chosen three-letter wrestling company.

⁣⁣#RingOfHonor will provide me the corporate platform required to #free this industry, it’s competitors, and it’s fan base from⁣⁣

archaic #storytelling⁣⁣

paint by number #movesets⁣⁣

banal #character development⁣⁣


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 #TheNarrative, it’s #content and most importantly it’s ideals:⁣⁣



•Purpose ⁣⁣


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


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