EC3 Says ‘Trouble’ Is Dead, Wants To See Wrestling Stop Using Nostalgia As A Crutch

EC3 is looking towards the future and that means he’s ready to put his past behind him.

EC3 took part in a Reddit AMA on Thursday and was asked about bringing back “Trouble”, his popular IMPACT Wrestling entrance theme. EC3 says “Trouble” is no more, and while he gets that people pop for it, he’s ready to let go of his past.

“Trouble is dead.

The reason you constantly get nostalgia thrown down your throat by all these corporate wrestling companies is because we can’t let go of the past. I understand it’s comforting and familiar, but its also time to move on.”

With that said, he did praise the track as having a great depth compositionally and prefers that to his WWE theme (Top 1%), but it’s not coming back.

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EC3 also spoke with WrestleZone’s Dominic DeAngelo about his next move in the world of professional wrestling, noting that if he could see the world of wrestling change, he would want to return to a landscape that “doesn’t exist in the swamp of nostalgia.”

“I feel like nostalgia is a crutch, a curse. It’s a throwback and it’s easy because people have good memories of it, but at the same time, people can’t create new memories,” EC3 said.

He added that he doesn’t want to completely erase the past, but he’d love to see nostalgia dissipate in any way possible in order to move forward, as well as see some more variety in the wrestling business.

“I feel like we’ve been seeing that for my entire career and I get it. There’s so many people that I’d like to work with because there’s such a vast wealth of knowledge about how things used to be” EC3 said, “but at what point are we going to get past nostalgia and move forward? That’s one thing I’d like to see.”

“Another thing? I see everybody doing everything the same. So this isn’t my high horse preach that I want to see people do other things, because I don’t control their narrative, I control my narrative—#ControlYourNarrative, that’s why it’s a t-shirt on freeec3.com. I will be in control of what I do and by doing that I will do what I want to do, what I think is the best. I may be right, I may be wrong, but I’ll be authentically myself doing it. I would like to see less conformity, but at the same time, if everyone’s conforming to one thing that’s what makes me so different on the other end,” EC3 said. “Wrestling is a variety show, you have different flavors of ice cream. You’ve got different meals, it’s a great dinner but not everyone should be the same. The lack of nostalgia and conformity, but at the same time I don’t mind if people are conforming because that just makes me different.”

“Here’s one for you—I will be willing to sacrifice star ratings for memories. Take that how you will.”

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