Former WWE star EC3 has revealed which infamous WWE moment he sees as ‘the day wrestling died’ for him.
In an interview with Wrestling Inc, EC3 praised Bray Wyatt’s creativity and talent, before noting that The Fiend’s loss to Goldberg at Super ShowDown 2020 made him question his love of wrestling.
Discussing the origins of his Control Your Narrative brand, EC3 said:
“Bray Wyatt, Windham, is one of the most creative and talented people I’ve ever met, especially in this industry. I’ve watched him from his inception in FCW coming in as Axel Mulligan and develop what he did and find inspiration he finds in the world outside of the wrestling bubble and bring it in all these unique ways. He was one person that really inspired the Control Your Narrative movement because I’ve never seen somebody so creative try so hard, and be so unique, and do so many different things and take it upon himself to create these things, creating The Fiend and The Funhouse.
“I’m like, this is amazing, and then I remember, I would call this the day wrestling died for me, I wasn’t even there, when he just got beat by Goldberg. I’ve watched this man work so hard, and be so unique, and be so creative, and do so many different things, and take it upon himself developing something so special, to have it just thrown away by someone’s decision. That’s where Control Your Narrative came from. Tell your story within the narrative.
“No matter what company you’re in and no matter how much ‘creative freedom’ you may have, there’s still somebody there that’s going to make decisions and calls and manipulate and play with so it’s never unadulterated. It’s never pure. What I want to create is a forum, a platform for any talent who knock on my door to freely, creatively explore themselves, the personas, the realities in the truest form possible.
“So it’s taking a while. It’s hard work getting it off the ground and portraying something completely different to a world that is programmed to, like we’re talking about, the same things. To bring it to their attention, I think having Adam’s involvement, really put a rocket ship on it and will help the growth of this and hopefully the ideas, and hopefully, more and more people knocking. Hopefully, I hear a fiendish cackle outside that door when I hear a knock one day. I’m really praying to hear that.”
WWE returns to Saudi Arabia on October 21 for Crown Jewel, featuring Roman Reigns defending his Universal Title against free agent Brock Lesnar.
EC3’s Free The Narrative II, featuring Adam Scherr (fka Braun Strowman) premiered on October 2. An update recently emerged on the status of Bray Wyatt, following rumors he had a deal in place with IMPACT Wrestling.