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EC3 Reveals The Possible Reason Why Vince McMahon Ended His Push In WWE

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EC3 was getting a push as a babyface on the WWE main roster in 2019, but it didn’t last long and he was eventually released from the company.

During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, EC3 discussed his feud with Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley in AEW) and talked about how he was getting booed against him despite being a babyface.

During one of their Live Event matches, they decided to switch things up and EC3 became a heel and Ambrose became a babyface. The finish of the match remained the same.

EC3 believes him and Ambrose going off-script resulted in his push getting canceled. This didn’t affect Ambrose as he was leaving the company anyway.

Here’s what EC3 said:

“I didn’t have any momentum. I think it was a weird spot because Dean has been on top. Shield, awesome, loved, adored, whether they’re protagonists or antagonists, they’re ingrained in the culture. Also, at the same time, he’s publicly announcing I’m bucking the system. I’m out of here. I love the dude, but when you have the freedom, it doesn’t matter what I do.

He did like that promo and it was great because he’s just feeling it. Usually when you don’t give a sh*t, sometimes it’s when your work is the best. [It was scripted that] Every time I’m going to speak, I get cut off. So does that kill the momentum? A bit, unless we delivered something in the back end. So the match, we had a decent little match. It’s a TV match. And I think I won like with a roll-up, as opposed to I don’t know, should I have just beat the dog sh*t out of him? Or what would have made me keep the momentum but then the momentum was killed the next week anyway, so didn’t matter.

I think partly the reason that was killed is because we were working the live events together. So Dean and I, we would have these really good live event matches, 8 minutes, like third on the card, they’re solid little things. Right place right time. He’s the antagonist, I’m the protagonist, but he’s getting cheered, and I’m getting booed.

So in the middle of that match, I’m like, this is exactly where I want to be. If I can garner the sort of push of I’m a babyface, but people generally don’t like me, that’s Roman, Cena level, I can get to that, that’s where I need to be because I’m a sh*t babyface.

So we’re working these matches, and I’m working babyface and my comebacks are getting booed, he’s getting cheered. And like, I’d slip over and slip over and slip over. On the last night, because we’re really good professional wrestlers and tired of always doing the same thing. We’re in the middle of the match and they’re really anti-me and they’re really for him. I think he has me in a hold. He’s like, you wanna switch it up? Well, yeah.

So in the middle of the match, I take over and now I’m playing kind of the bad guy, and I’m, you know, beating the sh*t out of him. And now he’s fired up, and he’s making a comeback. And the same finish, whatever, but we went about it a different way.

Apparently, that got back to the office, to Vince perhaps, I don’t know for sure. But when you buck the system, you’re spitting in his face sometimes, it’s like a power play. So the next day on TV momentum is cut and then it’s just nothing after that.”

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