TNA legend Ethan Carter might be set for a sensational WWE debut on the Royal Rumble after pulling out of a present on the identical evening.
The 34-year-old, actual identify Michael Hutter, is without doubt one of the greatest free brokers within the wrestling world after leaving the Complete NonStop Motion promotion.
Rumours have been rife that EC3, the two-time TNA world champion, can be becoming a member of WWE within the coming weeks.
And hypothesis that he’s about to make a shocking bow on the extravaganza subsequent week has intensified after Wrestling Edge reported he has pulled out of an unbiased reserving on January 28 – coincidentally the date of the Rumble.
Technically, it will be the American wrestlers second debut for the corporate.
Carter really competed for WWE below the identify of Derrick Bateman in the course of the early days of NXT.
He went on to turn out to be one of many most-popular grapplers on the planet after his departure and was among the many star points of interest for TNA.
However the promotion are shedding a number of their high expertise, and Carter might be main the cost of males exiting to signal for WWE.
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Having seen the large success of AJ Kinds, who give up TNA to hitch WWE two years, the stigma of being appeared down upon for acting on Affect seems to have utterly disappeared.
Kinds has loved some epic battles with a number of legendary names since his arrival in Vince McMahon’s world sports activities leisure enterprise.
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Carter could well be hoping for a similar push as his old foe, who is a two-time WWE world champ, starting at the Rumble.
And he could also be joined by Bobby Lashley in making a triumphant return to the company.
The 41-year-old was ahuge star in WWE in the noughties but left to pursue a career in MMA while also later competing in TNA.
Lashley has also now left the promotion, but he is unable to work for another company until February 1 due to a clause in his contract.
But EC3 did not have a similar exit agreement in place – leaving him completely free to wrestle when he wants.
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