EC3 felt like Bray Wyatt's defeat at the hands of Goldberg was the death of pro wrestling in his eyes.
Bray Wyatt was one of the top stars and merchandise movers in modern WWE, and prior to his release by WWE, he was consistently in the main event picture. His first run with the WWE Universal Championship would be ended by Goldberg at WWE Super ShowDown 2020 in a moment that ended the invincible nature of Wyatt’s “Fiend” persona.
For EC3, he recalls this moment as a moment where professional wrestling died for him and a moment where he decided to create the “Narrative” universe.
Speaking with WrestlingInc, EC3 recalled how the moment struck him so personally and why he decided at that moment to control his narrative.
“Bray Wyatt, Windham, is one of the most creative and talented people I’ve ever met, especially in this industry,” EC3 said. “I’ve watched him from his inception in FCW coming in as Axel Mulligan and develop what he did and find inspiration he finds in the world outside of the wrestling bubble and bring it in all these unique ways. He was one person that really inspired the Control Your Narrative movement because I’ve never seen somebody so creative try so hard, and be so unique, and do so many different things and take it upon himself to create these things, creating The Fiend and The Funhouse. I’m like, this is amazing, and then I remember, I would call this the day wrestling died for me, I wasn’t even there, when he just got beat by Goldberg. I’ve watched this man work so hard, and be so unique, and be so creative, and do so many different things, and take it upon himself developing something so special, to have it just thrown away by someone’s decision. That’s where Control Your Narrative came from. Tell your story within the narrative."
EC3 and JC recently did an interview with Sean Ross Sapp discussing the vetting process for the Free The Narrative series of events. Learn more here.