EC3 has been creatively unsatisfied before, in a similar position to new free agent Andrade.
The two would cross paths at times, participating in a couple of matches that featured over a dozen wrestlers, but they have more in common than most would realize. In speaking with Fightful ahead of ROH 19th Anniversary, EC3 believes the world is Andrade's oyster, but thinkgs some changes will need to be made.
"If he commits—he’s, obviously, a great wrestler, he’s a fantastic wrestler—I think to truly control your narrative, you have to destroy the aspects of your past and evolve. Ring of Honor’s a great breeding ground for it, if he comes in the same. It’ll be cool and it’ll provide really good matches. But, I think to be truly transcendent; he’ll have to evaluate himself from a presentation standpoint. He’s a guy that I would love to see do it. We’ve run into each other many times. Andrade was at a couple of my top 1% parties. So, we’ve talked, we’ve broken bread. By bread I mean we traded shots of tequila. A decent man. I’m excited to see what he can do," said EC3.
EC3 responded to the note that Andrade appeared at the Summerslam 2019 unadvertised, without obligation, and wanting to work on his English-speaking by doing over 30 interviews in the language.
"You know, that’s a rare thing. ‘Cause a lot of entitlement takes place in this industry. Another reason I want to rapture it is wrestlers don’t understand the aspect of this part of the game. Especially if you’re working for a company that’s paying you. It’s not just what you’re doing in the ring, it’s what you can present outside of it," EC3 said. "He’s a smart businessman then."
You can see our full interview with EC3 at the top of the page, and check him out at FreeTheNarrative.com. He's in action at ROH 19th Anniversary on Friday, March 26 against Jay Briscoe, available on HonorClub and FITE