|Ethan Carter III|
From @therealec3 on Twitter
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
Earlier today I sat in on my first Impact Wrestling teleconference. The guest was Grand Champion EC3. I wanted to ask Ethan Carter III a question, but admittedly, I'm not sure how the program works and despite trying two or three times, I had no success.
But other wrestling journalists around the world got to chime in and ask Carter questions. Topics ranged from the upcoming Bound for Glory pay-per-view in November to the current product to Carter's time as Derrick Bateman in NXT. Carter has come a long way since his days in WWE. Not only has his in-ring and mic skills improved, so has his look. My question was going to be about the travel involved with pro wrestling and maintaining a workout routine and healthy eating habits. But maybe next time I'll figure out how the Q&A session works.
One of the more interesting questions asked during the teleconference about real life playing a role in his character development. Here's his answer.
|Courtesy: Impact Wrestling|
"We are entertainment. Main event angles are sold based on serious and true emotions... There's a time and a place for comedy. I never wanted to be a comedy guy. I want to be a top guy and I am a top guy based on who I am and an extension of myself, I think and I hope." He said he's his own worst critic and works hard to improve himself in the ring.
|Eli Drake, Chris Adonis and ECIII|
Courtesy: Impact Wrestling
Carter also talked about being a "face of the company" but also put over the fact that Bobby Lashley and newly crowned Impact Champion Eli Drake are also sharing in that role. He also coined the phrase "beef castles" in reference to himself, Drake and Chris Adnois. A beef castle is a "hunk of a man" in Carter's words and said Patrick Swayze was the ultimate beef castle.
EC3 signed with Impact in 2013 and has become one of the company's premier players. He is one of the highlights of watching the show as far as I'm concerned.