Michael Hutter is an American professional wrestler working on the independent circuit. He is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Before signing with WWE, Hutter made his wrestling debut at the independent circuit and wrestled for three years. In 2009, he signed with WWE and began working for FCW. During his time with FCW, he won the FCW Tag Team Championship with Johnny Curtis.
By the end of 2010, Hutter was moved to NXT, where he was mentored by Daniel Bryan. Hutter was repackaged as Derrick Bateman and was involved in several comedic and romantic skits with several superstars. In 2013, they released Hutter from the company.
In 2013, he signed with TNA and was introduced as Dixie Carter's nephew, Ethan Carter III. Carter began feuding with Sting and won the Feast or Fired briefcase. In 2014, he began feuding with Kurt Angle. After losing to Angle, Carter began feuding with Bully Ray after Ray put Carter through a table. At Slammiversary, EC3 defeated Bully Ray in a Texas deathmatch.
By the end of the year, Rockstar Spud left EC3 and Tyrus became the new bodyguard to Carter. In 2015, he defeated Spud in a hair vs hair match. In June, he defeated Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. After defeating Galloway, Carter began feuding with Matt Hardy. At Bound for Glory, Hardy defeated Galloway and Carter to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
After Glory, Carter made Hardy vacant the title due to an injunction. In 2016, he won his second TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Later, Carter reunited with Spud to feud against Matt Hardy and Tyrus. Carter spent the year feuding with Mike Bennett and Drew Galloway. At Bound for Glory, he faced Bobby Lashley and lost. In 2017, he began feuding with Alberto El Patron.
In September, he became the inaugural Impact Grand Champion. After losing the title, he spent the time chasing the world title. Later, he won the Feast or Fired briefcase and was fired from the company.
In 2018, he returned to WWE as EC3 and began working for NXT. At TakeOver New Orleans, he entered the ladder match for the inaugural North American Championship and lost. At TakeOver Brooklyn 4, Velveteen Dream defeated EC3. After feuding with The Undisputed Era, EC3 moved to RAW.
In 2019, he made his RAW debut and defeated Dean Ambrose. After Mania, he stayed on RAW and worked for the 24/7 division. Later, he won the 24/7 Championship on four occasions. In 2020, they released him from the company.
Independent Circuit (2020-Present)
After being released, he started his own fight club-related program called Control Your Narrative. He had segments and matches with Adam Scherr. At ROH Final Battle, he created a stable with Adam Scherr and Wesley Blake.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|AIW Absolute Championship||1|
|ARW Heavyweight Championship||1|
|FCW Florida Tag Team Championship||1|
|HOG World Heavyweight Championship||1|
|TNA World Heavyweight Championship||2|
|Impact Grand Championship||1|
|WWE 24/7 Championship||4|