TNA have a lot of problems right now, most of them to do with money and a toxic environment that pervades its way all throughout the company.
In recent weeks and months, several of TNA's top stars have jumped ship and appeared on NXT television, seemingly confirming that they have signed with TNA's main rival, the WWE. These include Eric Young, Austin Aries and, reportedly, Bobby Roode.
Well, it seems that current TNA star Ethan Carter III isn't too happy with everything that's been going on and decided to make his presence felt at an Evolve show this weeked by taking a mic and using it to have a go at Triple H and the WWE. Scroll down to watch the video.
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Former WWE star Drew Galloway was wrestling WWE NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano in a match at Evolve 61 when EC3 hit the ring.
EC3 cut a promo and knocked WWE NXT, mocking his time on the original NXT, which was a giant waste of time that nobody really cared about. Carter referred to he and Galloway as two success stories that have succeeded in spite of “the machine” that is WWE. And then there was a dig at Triple H.
So the way I look at it, you know who kinda blew it? The 203. Stamford, CT. Up north. The ‘King of Kings’, that’s who blew it.”
EC3 then took shots at the current Evolve stars, who are the ones seemingly being fast-tracked into NXT because of a deal the WWE made with the indie company.
Carter said: “You wanna take that next step? You wanna get to the show everybody loves? ‘Oh we have great matches, compelling characters, great storylines, NXT, NXT, yay!"
"You know what makes a star? Surviving. Try surviving obstacle courses. Getting slimmed. Wheelbarrow races. Six-minute TV matches where you can’t do any of your cool moves. And Redemption Points! Here we stand, a true success story of independence. Independence is not [ ] to the machine; independence is succeeding despite it.”
Carter was excellent during his time in NXT as 'Derrick Bateman', being paired with Daniel Bryan and actually being funny - easily the most impressive star among the cast. Just watch this:
So, it looks like two current TNA stars are "invading" Evolve and are about to engage in some war to do with NXT. This is going to be fun.