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5 opponents we'd like to see EC3 face in NXT

Marc Madison
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Who do fans want to see EC3 face upon his arrival in NXT? Image courtesy
Who do fans want to see EC3 face upon his arrival in NXT?

Trouble is coming to NXT and his name is Ethan Carter III. He is also known as EC3 and appeared at WWE's NXT Takeover: Philadelphia event this past January, indicating to fans that he was rejoining the promotion. From the moment he appeared on screen, the discussion wasn't centered on if he had signed, but when fans would have the chance to see him step back into a WWE ring.

For those that are unaware, EC3 competed in Florida Championship Wrestling, and rather than continue to be Derrick Bateman and feel as though he was not being used to best of his abilities, EC3 was released, and went on to take advantage of what Impact Wrestling provided him.

When he debuted as the nephew of owner Dixie Carter, EC3 proved that he was more than just a name and a character, he was a skilled athlete that could deliver engaging and captivating promos threatening just how dangerous he was and what he is capable of doing.

What does the future hold for him in NXT, and who would fans like to see him square off against? Here are five potential feuds and opponents we'd like to see for EC3 in NXT.

#5 Tomasso Ciampa

Could a feud between these two be reminiscent of The Rock and Austin during the attitude era? Image courtesy of
Could a feud between these two be reminiscent of The Rock and Austin during the Attitude Era?

While Ciampa has been away recovering from a torn ACL injury, fans will see how dangerous he can be upon his return. During his time in Ring of Honor, Ciampa was known for being the equivalent of the anti-authority character of Stone Cold Steve Austin, but with more of a heelish nature.

In comparison, EC3. in TNA. was more like The Rock during the latter's time with the Corporation under the leadership of Vince McMahon. This certainly lends itself some interesting possibilities for a program between Tomasso Ciampa and EC3.

What would happen if these two were to face each other? If it is anything like the longstanding feud between Austin and The Rock, then it Would be a fairly intense series of matches. Both men would certainly bring something different than to the feud, as their styles are very different.

That said, the difference in styles could also lend itself to Ciampa attacking EC3 or EC3 getting the better of Ciampa. The promos between them could be equally as intense.

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Marc Madison
As a wrestling enthusiast for over 30 years, my fondness for professional wrestling explores the irrational in a rational way. I will explore the details inside and outside the ring and hopefully have a laugh with you in the process. I've had the fortune to interview wrestlers from Lucha Underground, TNA, Ring of Honor, GFW and former WWE talent as well. Host of the Pro Wrestling Post Podcast. Feel free to follow me on Twitter:
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