EC3 was one of the most underutilized stars during his time with WWE. He is one of the most creative people in wrestling, as shown by his recent vignettes. What some may not know is he thought about pitching these vignettes to WWE. However, one moment made him reconsider.
In a recent interview with WrestleTalk’s own Louis Dangoor, EC3 revealed when and why he stopped pitching ideas to WWE. Here is the quote:
“I specifically set out because I’ve had all these good ideas and although I’ve maybe used them to try and pitch to [WWE] these things, this particular one I didn’t want to because I knew it was so important to me because it was really me that the second it comes out of my hands it’s going to be destroyed and ravaged. And I think I saw that because I was really preparing to throw this out there but then I watched The Fiend vs. Goldberg at the Saudi show. Bray is one of the most creative guys I’ve ever met. You could tell when it was his, how much work and effort and creativity he put into it and how well it worked out and it was insane, it was special, it was amazing. And how quickly *snaps* throw it away. Like you threw it away for that?
So that was the final creative straw where I don’t know if I want to do this as a creator. As a professional who likes money, if you want to give me something, hell yeah. I’m not gonna be an idiot and turn it down but as a creator I was like ‘ahh’, it was disheartening.”
The Fiend being squashed by Goldberg at Super Showdown was a sore spot for many fans. Many were quite upset to see this popular character beaten so easily by a 53-year old man and clearly it had an effect on EC3 as well.
He was one of the many people released by WWE on Black Wednesday.
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