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WWE News: EC3 suggests new finisher name for Shinsuke Nakamura, "The Artist" responds

Johny Payne
4.17K   //    26 Apr 2018, 02:09 IST

Ethan Carter III and Shinsuke Nakamura got into an interesting exchange on social media
Ethan Carter III and Shinsuke Nakamura got into an interesting exchange on social media

What’s the story?

Ethan Carter III has taken to social media so as to put forth a rather intriguing suggestion for Shinsuke Nakamura.

EC3 opined that with the number of low blows Nakamura is dishing out, the latter would be better off changing the name of his signature move, “Kinshasa”, to something more fitting. Besides, Nakamura chimed in with a witty response of his own.

In case you didn’t know…

The muscle-bound performer whose real name is Michael Hutter performed for the WWE, under the ring-name Derrick Bateman as well as under his real name, from 2009 until his departure from the promotion in 2013.

Hutter then signed with Impact Wrestling and began portraying the character of Ethan Carter III (EC3)—acting as then-Impact Wrestling owner, Dixie Carter’s, nephew.

EC3 gained considerable notoriety in his Impact Wrestling run, where he competed from 2013 until he parted ways with the organization earlier this year. 

The heart of the matter

Michael Hutter now performs under the EC3 ring-name for WWE’s NXT brand.

Apparently, EC3 took note of Shinsuke Nakamura’s newfound tendency of hitting AJ Styles with a low blow on almost every encounter Nakamura and Styles have with one another.

Addressing the numerous low blows doled out by Nakamura to Styles, EC3 stated the following on Twitter—

“With the amount of low blows @ShinsukeN is dishing out, he may as well change the name of his finisher to the Peenshasa.#sdlive”

In response to which, Nakamura stated--

What’s next?

WWE Champion AJ Styles is set to defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura at WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble PPV event which takes place at the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 27th.

Meanwhile, EC3 continues to be featured as a top talent on WWE’s NXT brand.

Author’s take

Truth be told—Ethan Carter III has a great sense of humor.

Shinsuke Nakamura seems to have gained a renewed vigor with his heel turn, and the low blows are an essential part of the villainous character being portrayed by “The Artist”.

Besides, a seemingly strange name for Nakamura’s signature move isn’t out of the realm of possibility—what with the old adage teaching us that an artist’s artistry often flirts with the boundaries of risqué content.

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Johny Payne
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