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EC3 Explains Why He Didn’t Ask WWE To Release Him

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• Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF/WCW Veteran “Meat” Shawn Stasiak (Real name: Shawn Stipich) celebrates his 50th birthday today.

Second generation superstar Shawn Stasiak is the son of former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Stan “The Man” Stasiak.

During his 1999 WWF stint, he was the boy-toy of the PMS (Pretty Mean Sisters), consisting of Terri Runnels, Jacqueline & Ryan Shamrock, but Shawn’s biggest claim to fame was losing to Kurt Angle in Kurt’s WWF debut match at the Survivor Series 1999 PPV.


• EC3 Explains Why He Didn’t Ask WWE To Release Him

During a recent interview with Wrestletalk, Impact Wrestling star EC3 talked about being unhappy in WWE, but not asking for a release.

Below is what the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion said:

“I realised earlier into the run on the main roster that I was not a very happy person. I realise financial means is not the only thing that matters to me. How much it is important for me to be able to express myself and create and do something not my way?

I understand there has to be give and take when you work for somebody, you can’t do everything your way. If everyone was doing what they wanted to do it would be a catastrophe, but the fact that no amount of input or effort seemed to be rewarded, it just didn’t really matter.

Honestly, I was going to ask to be released but the pandemic was the only thing that kept me there because I needed money to support my family in case something horrible happened, so they did it for me and that’s fine. I was fine, I was okay. I was actually very relieved.

The man who called me seemed to be very upset having to do all that so I was like ‘this is fine. It’s okay. Like it’s going to be okay.’ I don’t have anyone to prove to anyone else or them at all because I don’t live in the past anymore.”

EC3 returned to Impact Wrestling this past weekend at the Slammiversary PPV.

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