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5 GFW Superstars who almost signed with the WWE

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WWE might be the final destination for most people when they start their journey in pro wrestling. Even though not everyone makes it to WWE, it's not because they didn't have the chance. There are plenty more who never get the opportunity, but that would be a much longer list.

Some people have invitations from WWE and others might have even made an appearance for the company. But for whatever reason, a working relationship with WWE just didn't work out.

Impact Wrestling has been home for a lot of people who eventually went to WWE and found plenty of success. But some people who became top names in Impact Wrestling never took the chance with WWE even though they had more than a chance to do so.

Here is a list of five people who could be in WWE, but found themselves having much more success in Impact Wrestling.

#1 EC3

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Ethan Carter III has become one of the biggest stars in Impact Wrestling but he could still have been with WWE if things had worked out differently. Carter actually spent a considerable amount of time in NXT starting in 2010.

EC3 was placed with Daniel Bryan as his pro in season four of NXT but didn't win the competition. Instead, a guy named Johnny Curtis won. You might now know Curtis as Fandango.

Even before Ethan's time in NXT, he appeared on WWE television as a police officer alongside Shane McMahon in 2006 who was there to arrest D-Generation X.

His skills and passion for the business kept him in NXT for three years until he was eventually released from his contract in 2013.

Carter's last match in NXT was a non-title match against then-NXT Champion Big E Langston. EC3 lost his match against Big E moved on to the indie scene. He would eventually find a home in Impact Wrestling and the rest, as they say, is history.

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