EC3 Reveals Plans For A Post-WWE ‘Horsemen-esque’ Stable With FTR And Drake Maverick
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Plans in professional wrestling always change and that’s not reserved just for WWE. Just ask EC3, who had great plans to create a stable outside of WWE with FTR and Drake Maverick before they ultimately got put on hold.
EC3 recently sat down with Shakiel Mahjouri of Cageside Seats to discuss various subjects related to his pro wrestling career. During the interview, EC3 revealed that he had plans to create a “Horsemen-esque” stable alongside FTR and Drake Maverick following their WWE releases. But when the pandemic got in the way, all four men went their separate ways before things could get off the ground:
“There were ideas thrown around where we wanted to create some things before The Narrative was full tilt,” EC3 said. “There was an idea for a Horsemen-esque kind of thing we tossed around and played with, but the pandemic prevented one of our days to travel and shoot stuff. [FTR] went their way, I went my way, and Drake returned to WWE.
“What a good idea that was. I was kind of hesitant too. I was kind of hesitant too because I don’t look that part anymore and I’m doing this. But that would have been awesome. [FTR] is the best tag team in the world and Drake is one of the greatest wrestling brains in the world. I’m all-around [the] best body, best mind, best personality, best looks, best facial hair. It would have been money. I think I would have wanted to call it, RICH.”
When asked if Ring of Honor should work together with All Elite Wrestling, EC3 says while a partnership with AEW would potentially get new eyeballs on ROH, it’s something that IMPACT just did and doesn’t want to rehash the past:
“We should play bold and do some things to bring attention to what is a very talented locker room and a very great product,” EC3 said. “It’s just getting the eyeballs on it. Obviously, a partnership with AEW does that in a sense, but at the same time, it’s just been done with Impact. As opposed to rehashing the past and the nostalgia, which I always preach against, I don’t want to do something that’s already been done as much as doing something that’s never been done.
“Ring of Honor is sitting on a giant library of extremely crazy content I’m creating on my own called The Narrative where I have Braun Strowman’s first non-WWE match. There’s buzz in that I would think. We also have a pay-per-view coming up. We have Death Before Dishonor coming up in Philly at the 2300 Arena. I’m in the world title match. I’ll win, it’s cool. Maybe as the champion, I will bring the brand the attention and notoriety it deserves.”
Would you have liked to see a stable with EC3, FTR, and Drake Maverick outside of WWE? Do you think EC3 as ROH World Champion would bring new attention to the company that it doesn’t have right now? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.