In what will likely continue to fuel speculation that EC3 is headed to WWE following his Impact Wrestling departure, Renegade Wrestling Revolution has announced the former World Champion has been pulled from their January 28th event, which takes place on the same day as the Royal Rumble PPV in Philadelphia.
The Renegade event takes place in Houston, Texas at 4pm, which is 5pm EST, making it virtually impossible for EC3 to appear at both the indie event and the Royal Rumble.
As we noted over the weekend, EC3 requested an early release from his Impact Wrestling contract which was set to expire this summer, and WWE is reportedly “very interested” in the former developmental talent known as Derrick Bateman.
Below is the announcement from Renegade:
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! Do to reasons out of RWR control EC3 will not be able to attend RWR “OVER THE TOP”. EC3 has said he will be back to RWR in the near future. We here at RWR wish EC3 the best and will see him soon. But the show must go on so straight from the office of RWR a new main event has been set Champion Ayden Cristiano will now have defend his title verus not 1, not 2, but 3 of the regions top Heavywieghts. So on January 28th at RWR “OVER THE TOP” you will see Ayden Cristiano vs Able Andrew Jackson vs Big Daddy Yum Yum vs Ryan Davidson. Plus so much more. Check out our new flyer to get all the information
On Monday we noted that Rockstar Spud, who is expected to be making his WWE debut imminently, Tweeted the following photo teasing EC3 might be joining him:
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— 😶 (@RockstarSpud) January 14, 2018