Back on April 15, EC3 was released by WWE along with 36 other Superstars. The releases came after the company announced they would be making cutbacks because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Top One Percent has since signed with IMPACT Wrestling and he returned to the promotion at Slammiversary 2020.
The former IMPACT World Champion was a recent guest on Busted Open Radio to discuss his WWE run and his plans for the future. After Bully Ray asked if he thought he had people in his corner on the creative team, EC3 admitted he believed he did to an extent, but that people in the company are "job scared and apprehensive" and were unwilling to step up and advocate for him in production meetings.
"I think I had people in my corner but nobody that would openly step up because everyone is job scared and apprehensive and no one wants to rock the boat," he said. "So, there's like, 'Man, I can't believe they don't let you talk.' 'You're in the production meetings, you could say something.'
"I've had one on ones with Vince. I've been through the wait four hours in the hallway and they were always good and constructive and he saw me for what I am. Like look good, work good, but I'm not like the workhorse. But he doesn't make money off those guys, he makes money off guys with charisma which I have, natural ability. He thought whatever promo he saw of me, he saw one promo, he thought it was over the top. I'm like, 'Well that was one and you know I can always scale it back.' 'Yeah but I just think it's funny you don't talk.' 'You know, well that's only killing me inside but cool man, it's your show.' Great.
"Yeah, so there were those meetings and you feel great coming out of them but nothing ever happens from them. Pitched him a bunch of different things. 'Here's a video I shot with Drake Maverick. We think this is gonna be great. 'I love it, great.' Never happens. Like okay, after a while you become desensitised and I will take accountability for I stopped caring because nothing mattered. So, I'm totally to blame for nothing towards the end from happening besides the fact I was out with a concussion."