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5 interesting facts about EC3

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Ethan Carter III has come a long way
Ethan Carter III has come a long way

Ethan Carter III (EC3) made his return to NXT this year and has finally found his home. After his initial run in the company as Derrick Bateman, EC3 was quite disheartened by the gimmick he was awarded and the way he was being used.

After some time away from the WWE, he returned to the now developmental brand NXT and has found a lot of fame and success in very little time.

So much so that he is already in line for a main roster move and probably a decent push on RAW and SmackDown Live which can open up a lot of opportunities for him in the future.

Wrestling alongside Fandango initially during his time in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship, EC3 is destined for much more success than his former tag team championship partner.

You may have seen EC3 battle in the ring a few times now, but how much do you know about his former acts and achievements? Check out 5 fascinating facts about EC3 before he makes his main roster debut!

#5 He has beaten three legends of the sport

EC3 has been wrestling for a significant amount of time now. He has wrestled for over 16 years and has just reached a new peak in his career.

It might come as a surprise to many, but EC3 has actually beaten 3 of the biggest legends in the world of wrestling. All three men have wrestled for multiple wrestling promotions, especially the WWE and TNA.


He faced Sting in Impact Wrestling on December 26, 2013, where he teamed up with Rockstar Spud and The BroMans (Robbie E and Jessie Godderz) in a four-on-two handicap match against Sting and Jeff Hardy, where Carter pinned Sting.

He went on to beat Sting again on January 2, 2014, after some help from the special guest referees Magnus and Rockstar Spud.

Soon after this rivalry, he got into a rivalry with Kurt Angle and beat him on the May 8, 2014, episode of Impact Wrestling. EC3 also injured Angle’s knee in the process and capitalized on the injury.

Finally, he got into a rivalry with Bubba Ray Dudley who threatened to put his aunt, Dixie Carter, through a table after the match. This resulted in a Texas Death match at Slammiversary XII, which EC3 won with help from Dixie Carter and Rockstar Spud.

These three wins have helped him earn the nickname- Hardcore American Icon.

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