On January 15 it was announced that due to "unavoidable circumstances," Alex Shelley would not be competing in the six-man tag team main event at IMPACT Wrestling's Hard To Kill PPV. Shelley was scheduled to team with Chris Sabin and Rich Swann against Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson). In a press release from the promotion, Moose was named as the replacement for Shelley.
EC3 took to Twitter to share some thoughts ahead of tonight's event.
• To find someone with potential to carry a lost aspect of this industry forward. — II essential character II (@therealec3) January 16, 2021
An athlete, a man, an entity, someone powerful, terrifying.
One worth my sacrifice.
In a company where management has now become infatuated with the #serotonin release of using someone else's "star" Moose once again has found himself unwanted. Abandoned.— II essential character II (@therealec3) January 16, 2021
This makes him very dangerous.
EC3 worked for IMPACT Wrestling from 2013-2018, holding their Wold Heavyweight Championship twice. After a two year stint in WWE, EC3 returned to IMPACT briefly throughout the summer and fall of 2020, losing a match to Moose at Bound For Glory on October 24. That same month, EC3 debuted for Ring of Honor.
You can view the updated lineup for IMPACT Hard to Kill by clicking here.
Fightful will have live coverage of IMPACT Hard to Kill beginning today at 7 p.m. ET.