EC3 speaks out about his time in WWE, transitioning to NWA, what's next for him

Posted on 5/10/124 by Phil Johnson

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion EC3 recently joined for an exclusive in-depth interview. During the
discussion, EC3 opened up about transitioning from WWE to
NWA, what's next for him, and more. You can read the entire
interview by clicking here.

You can watch the complete interview below:

Here are some highlights:

His time in WWE and transitioning to NWA:

"This is before the new regime which credit where it’s due,
WWE has been really good lately since Vince left. In the
past, it was very controlled, and tyrannical in a way. One
man was in charge of everything and didn’t know what was
going on half the time, the other half of the time his mind
was completely vacant. He lost it. Everything was super
controlled, and everyone was super job-scared. The ability
to create within yourself wasn’t there. “Hey, here’s a
script,” “Oh, do you mind if I do this,” “No, you have to
say and do exactly that,” “Why, I’d never say—” “It doesn’t
matter.” Everyone was walking on eggshells and bending a
knee so to speak. Right now, a lot of talents are getting
over because, within the confines, the amazing new tools
they have, the new era of agents, the new creative, a lot of
people are thriving now because they’re giving guidelines
more than rules. Coming to NWA from that system, I was
allowed to be who I wanted to be and presented under the
vision of WPC. He’s a musician, nobody told him how to play
his songs, and he knows that. That’s the cool thing about
having a creative as your boss. Here’s what we have to get,
show me how to get there. I love being able to control my
narrative now. Nobody is ever going to compete with the WWE,
but with the NWA, we can make noise. There’s no reason we
can’t have as good as show.”

Being NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion:

“I am a top man and should be a top man in every company I
go to, and I have been the top man in every company I’ve
been to, besides WWE but that’s okay. It means everything.
It didn’t settle in until after I won it, like the history,
the legacy, and the lineage of what I possessed at that
moment. Before that, I was laser-focused on the business and
making the right moves to get into that position. Having
that title means everything, where the company is, what it
can be, what I want us to be, what I’m leading us to be.
Being the flag bearer, holding that title, and re-
establishing its worth, and its dominance over the wrestling
scene is a heavy burden, but I have no problem carrying it
and I’m enjoying every second of it. It’s a possessive
power. I can see myself never wanting to give it up, and
I’ll have to be killed to get it off me. We’ll see what
happens, but I love being the champion.”

What's next for him:

“I don’t know. A lot of people need to step up. I’m looking
around and just thinking that I beat everyone. Trevor
Murdoch and Mike Knox both wait in the wings. But as far as
the younger talent goes, Colby Corino catches my interest.
Joe Alonzo, Thrillbilly, Kerry Morton, and Alex Taylor all
catch my interest too. They’re all really good. But do they
have what it takes to become great? So, finding out with
that. I’m sure I’ll run into Thom Latimer again, and I plan
on beating him every time. 3 years and 33 days is how long I
want to hold the title. Upon that, I will go off into the
abyss never to be seen again."

EC3 also discussed NWA 76, Exodus Pro Wrestling, working
with Tyrus, and more. You can check out the complete
interview at this link.

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