EC3 Talks Potential WWE Return, What He Learned From Dusty Rhodes


Impact Wrestling star Ethan Cater III was a guest on Sean Waltman’s, X-Pac 12360 podcast this week. EC3 spoke about what led to his WWE departure, if he’d ever return, what he learned from the late Dusty Rhodes and much more. Here are some highlights of what EC3 said about:

His departure from WWE / NXT:

“I got hurt on the road, I believe it was a Saturday Night Main Event match with Cesaro and I kinda got hurt. I had surgery and rehab so I went back to developmental to at least work on my skills or do whatever to get back on the radar. Instead, I got fired, but it’s okay, it’s a lesson to learn and it inspired me to work ever harder.”

A potential return to WWE one day:

“It’s definitely a thought I have now that I’ve accomplished a lot and kind of made a name for myself elsewhere and to be blunt and frankly honest I have a lot left to accomplish. I believe I have a lot to prove there (WWE), that I never had the chance to do or didn’t deserve at the time. But you know I’ve learned a lot about myself and know myself now that it’s definitely on my mind but it’s not something I can focus on, my commitments are with Impact.”

What he learned from Dusty Rhodes:

“Just communication, telling a story the ability to base a promo. The hook in the beginning and the conclusion being the most important part and the peaks and valleys you take them on the way, when you’re trying to tell that story. He compared it to a lot of promos to match and match to promo. You have your initial thing that catches their attention. You can have the best match of the world and your finish absolutely sucks. You have a bad match but you have a bad promo. You have an okay or bad match until the end and the conclusion is great, then you have a great promo and a great match.”


Get it all on this week’s brand new episode of AfterBuzz TV’s X-Pac 12360.