EC3 wants to allow his friends to have the therapeutic experience of controlling their narrative.
Recently, it was revealed that Braun Strowman, now going by his real name, Adam Scherr, will be the subject of the second Free The Narrative event. For EC3, these events are the chance for other wrestlers to tell their own stories in their own way and in the process, unlock new creativity and opportunity.
As for how this match came together with Adam Scher,r EC3 says it's very simple, the man knocked on his door. Also, he says that the promo for the second event was actually the extended ending of the first event where Ethan helped Matt Cardona free his narrative.
“This match came together because this man knocked on my door. I think you saw the video that we uploaded this week. That is actually the extended ending of our very first Free the Narrative feature,” EC3 tells Cageside Seats’ Shakiel Mahjouri. “That was a stringer ending to our first feature. Nobody really caught onto exactly who it really was but now we get to tell you exactly who it is. Adam Scherr is looking to control his narrative and I’m the man he came to.”
EC3 says that, for him, these events are therapeutic and he just wants to extend that therapy to what are we doing others, including the former “Monster Among Men.” EC3 believes that this is the chance for true creative freedom in wrestling.
“I wear a lot of what I do. It’s very personal and it’s almost therapeutic. I think a lot of talent that has come into The Narrative through this have seen that and are experiencing it themselves. I think Adam Scherr is going to be the prime example of somebody — you think this man has it all. He was a WWE champion, he was on top of the world. He’s been on top for many, many years. The shocking departure from the corporate wrestling world, that is all he knew. That weighs on a man no matter how big you are, no matter how tough you are perceived to be. No matter how strong you are.
“A lot of the talent that has come here has seen the emotional journey and growth through it. I think that’s what intrigues so much talent. It’s just a matter of getting it to the fans’ perspective. Fans want new, they always want new. But when new comes they don’t really recognize it until they do. To do that you just have to keep putting it out there. You can’t make this kind of content just for fans though you do want their support... but you have to make it for yourself. For so long, talent — no matter what company, some claimed they had creative freedom — they’re always working for somebody else. Nobodies truly becoming who they’re supposed to be or really feeling who they are in this landscape currently. So this is for them as much as it is for fans.”
You can pre-order Free The Narrative II at this link. The cinematic experience will be released on October 1, 2021.