FTR had plans to ride with EC3 and Drake Maverick before reaching The Pinnacle and All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Inbetween their WWE and AEW runs, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood had teased a project with EC3 and Maverick, the latter of whom was operating under the name Rockstar Spud at the time. EC3 — who competes for the Ring of Honor (ROH) World Championship at Death Before Dishonor XVIII — reveals the original plans for his Horsemen-like stable.
EC3 (@therealec3) reveals plans for a "Horsemen-esque" stable with FTR (@CashWheelerFTR, @DaxFTR) and Rockstar Spud (@WWEMaverick)— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) September 8, 2021
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“There were ideas thrown around where we wanted to create some things before The Narrative was full tilt,” EC3 tells Cageside Seats’ Shakiel Mahjouri. “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.”
In the lead-up to AEW All Out, which took place on Sunday, Sept. 5, pay-per-view (PPV) and ROH’s Death Before Dishonor, coming up Sunday, Sept. 12, EC3 explains why a potential partnership between ROH and AEW is not his top priority.
“We should play bold and do some things to bring attention to what is a very talented locker room and a very great product. 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,” the former Impact Wrestling world champion says. “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.”
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