Ring of Honor announced earlier this week that EC3 had signed a contract with the promotion.
EC3 was released by WWE last April due to budget cuts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He made his return to Impact Wrestling at the Slammiversary pay-per-view event over the summer. Then in early October, Ring of Honor started airing teaser videos to hype his arrival, which came later that month.
He had been working for the promotion since then. He took to social media to comment on the decision by writing the following:
“A #message from the #essentialcharacter
I have agreed to terms with @ringofhonorwrestling as my chosen three-letter wrestling company.
#RingOfHonor will provide me the corporate platform required to #free this industry, it’s competitors, and it’s fan base from
paint by number #movesets
banal #character development
Ring of Honor is aware of the extreme value in a #FreeEC3, and has provided me not only beyond fair #financial compensation, but the #freedom to push forward #TheNarrative, it’s #content and most importantly it’s ideals:
I very much look forward to etching my name amongst (and above) those who built the foundation Ring of Honor, competing with it’s exceptional roster, finishing what I have started with Jay Brisco, and carrying the #brand forward into the future it deserves.
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