A face of Impact Wrestling, EC3 has to be a versatile character to maximize himself on the program.
That being said, EC3 is a valued asset by the company. When speaking to Sporting News recently, Ethan Carter III discussed having his outside bookings controlled by Impact.
"Yeah, I'm like a caged animal sometimes. Let me yearn to breathe free. At the end of the day, the job I have is the job I love. I get paid to be an a--hole to people and beat people up and that's pretty sweet. I'd like to do it more," said EC3.
Over the past few years, the former TNA Champion's trajectory has changed. From heel to face to heel again, EC3 has served in a main event role all along the way. During the interview, Carter explained the benefits of both.
"As a protagonist, I've fallen into a hole of what do people want as opposed to what do I want. In this mold, in this push forward, I can be more of what I want to be and try things different without the fear of fan reprisal. If they do not like it, I'm still doing my job. And my job is to make them not like it. Some do. Some like me as an a--hole. I tweeted this one time to people who said they like me better as a heel: eat s---. So I will say that to the fans now, if you liked me better as a heel: eat s---. Therefore, you either really like that statement or they really hate it and I can't change your mind which is cool. If they want to boo me, great. Awesome. You want to cheer me? I don't want you to cheer me but you can if you want," said EC3.
You can see the full interview at this link.