EC3's run in WWE never really got off the ground following a buzzworthy NXT debut in the NXT North American Title ladder match. He floundered on the main roster, rarely being used on television.
Things came to an end for him on April 15 when he was part of the company-wide cutbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And if it wasn't for the pandemic, which ultimately led to his release, EC3 would have asked out from the company sooner.
"I realised earlier into especially the run on the main roster that I was not a very happy person," EC3 told Louis Dangoor of WrestleTalk. "I realise financial means is not the only thing that matters to me. How much it is important for me to be able to express myself and create and do something not my way? I understand there has to be give and take when you work for somebody, you can’t do everything your way. If everyone was doing what they wanted to do it would be a catastrophe, but the fact that no amount of input or effort seemed to be rewarded, it just didn’t really matter. Honestly, I was going to ask to be released but the pandemic was the only thing that kept me there because I needed money to support my family in case something horrible happened, so they did it for me and that’s fine. I was fine, I was okay. I was actually very relieved. The man who called me seemed to be very upset having to do all that so I was like ‘this is fine. It’s okay. Like it’s going to be okay.’ I don’t have anyone to prove to anyone else or them at all because I don’t live in the past anymore.”
EC3 released a series of teaser videos about controlling his narrative following his WWE release before appearing at IMPACT Slammiversary. He is scheduled to appear on Tuesday's episode of IMPACT.