EC3 is one of several NXT Superstars who were called up to the main roster last December. Despite the fact that they’ve technically been in the “main roster” for about three months now, they have yet to be assigned to a brand.
EC3 has had some backstage segments on SmackDown and Raw but, aside from a match versus Dean Ambrose, has mostly only seen in-ring action during Main Event. This lack of direction might be what spurred his recent comments about his time in NXT.
“Man I wasn’t there too long — ten to eleven months,” said EC3 on a recent episode of the Gorilla Position podcast.
“ I kinda… a lot of what I did there is something nobody sees. A lot of what I did there was things I wanted to hone and work on to prepare me for this,” he said about his current position on the main roster.
According to EC3, while he did have some good feuds with the Undisputed ERA and Velveteen Dream, he does think that he might maybe have been able to do more if he hadn’t been called up as quick as he was.
“I don’t have regrets, but I have, ‘Man I could’ve done… there’s so much more that could’ve been done’, but at the same time, my number was called. This is what I want, this is where I am, this is where I wanna be so, the work prepared me for this. I don’t wanna say it was unfulfilled but definitely more, I could’ve done,” he said.
While EC3 isn’t the only one from the NXT December call ups who don’t really seem to have a defined role in the main roster, there are rumors that in his case it could be trouble with the management.
According to a report on Wrestlingnews, the chairman himself, Vince McMahon is “not too high” on EC3 right now. No details have been given yet as to why.