TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III recently talked to Ring Rust Radio in promoting this weekend’s TNA Bound For Glory pay-per-view. EC3 talks about his feelings on his opponent, Drew Galloway, his unbeaten streak and why it’s not holding him back, TNA helping him succeed, and more. You can read a few excerpts or listen to the interview in the player below:
EC3 Comments On His BFG Opponent, Drew Galloway:
Well I just mentioned how my sports car is European, and that is the extent of how I like Europeans is in my cars. Professional wrestlers that are European I don’t care for. Drew Galloway hails from Scotland, he is six foot 5, weighs 260, and is one of the toughest guys in wrestling. For me to have the chance to main event Bound for Glory with him is a huge opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited for it. It is the biggest show of the year for TNA and I am the biggest thing in TNA, seeing it as I am the world heavyweight champion, I am unbendable, unbreakable, unbeatable, undefeated, and undisputed it only makes sense. It’s only fitting that I main event Bound for Glory but it is still a great honor and responsibility to deliver.
EC3 Comments On His Unbeaten Streak:
Man, this is a championship caliber question! There has not been a pinfall or submission on me since my debut with TNA as a singles wrestler. It was kind of happenstance and also unique what we have going on. As an antagonist, it’s a great boasting point for me to constantly refer to me as being undefeated while most of my wins come at dastardly deeds. As far as a detriment, I could see that more so if I was being portrayed as an unconquerable world beater like a Bill Goldberg when he was undefeated. As far as me, I think there is an opportunity for when that time does come; they must absolutely create a brand new star out of that.
Why is he seeing more success in TNA / why didn’t it work with WWE?
As far as what happened in the past, there is an old saying, “I heard from someone over there” and it is what it is. Why didn’t I get the chance? Maybe I did something wrong, maybe I didn’t hold up my end, or maybe I held in a little too much as opposed to being more who I am. TNA has given me the opportunity to creatively express myself and the freedom to go out there and try something whether it fails or succeeds. I’m the first one to know if I did something good or bad out there. Having the ability to go out there and do that, coming to the back and it’s not something you’re being modest about. That’s where constructive criticism helps. Basically I feel you get better in wrestling through having more confidence and TNA has done everything to give me great confidence by giving me a great opportunity and the best opponents. Everything they have given to me has been so good, pure, pristine, and awesome to where if it didn’t succeed it would be because I suck, and clearly I don’t.