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A current champion has spoken honestly about his time spent in WWE, saying that it “sucked dirty, hairy balls.”

Heading into 2024 as NWA Heavyweight Champion, EC3 has once again proven to be a success outside of WWE’s walls.

Having spent two different multi-year spells in the company; first between 2009-2013 and secondly between 2018-2020, EC3 unfortunately found little of that same fortune while working for Vince McMahon’s company.

After being released from WWE in 2020, EC3 invested his frustrations into building the Control Your Narrative promotion, which featured now-WWE talents Karrion Kross, Braun Strowman and others.

While that project was short-lived, EC3 has managed to re-package it somewhat into a new promotion known as Exodus Pro; an affiliate of the NWA.

EC3 discussed Exodus Pro in a new interview with Bleeding Cool, and while doing so shared his thoughts and frustrations on his WWE tenure:

“NWA Exodus Pro is a passion project, and we are fortunate enough to be one of the first territorial affiliates of the NWA in the new era.

“It came from controlling your narrative. It came knowing what I wanted, not necessarily a promotion, but I wanted that to be a platform for talent to be discovered or reinvent themselves.

“That was my creative outlet during the pandemic, and I’m getting fired. It was kind of like therapy in my very, very real life.

“You know, the WWE run was dog sh*t. It sucked dirty, hairy balls, let’s be honest. But I said to myself, I’m a better speaker than almost everybody on this roster, and I never had a chance to speak.

“So, the idea stemmed from that with CYN. I will put a better promo out every week than anybody’s doing regarding context and creativity.

“Maybe not production value or eyes seeing it, but creatively, I will put out something better than you see on Monday or Friday night.

“So, the real germ of it all was CYN. What it really meant was to tell your story. I could tell mine, and I wanted to create something that allowed others to tell theirs.

“So, after I made the necessary adjustments and cut the necessary people out of my life, I repackaged that as Exodus.”

EC3 is set to defend his NWA Heavyweight Championship against fellow former WWE star Matt Cardona at NWA Paranoia on January 13 in a death match.


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