Mar 6, 2010 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Michael Hutter
Height: 6′
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: March 18, 1983
Hometown: Willoughby, Ohio
Pro debut: 2006
Trained by: FCW Staff
Finishing move: Deviant


– Bateman signed a WWE developmental deal and reported to Florida Championship Wrestling
– Bateman competed on NXT 4, his pro was Daniel Bryan
– Bateman was released from the developmental roster in May 2013
– In the fall of 2013, Bateman arrived in TNA as Ethan
– At Bound for Glory ’13, Ethan Carter III defeated Norv Fernum
– Over the next few weeks, Carter would regularly defeat jobbers such as Dewey Barnes, Curry Man, Shark Boy and even Earl Hebner
– On November 23, 2013, EC3 was one of four men to grab a briefcase in the Feast or Fired Match. His case earned him a future Tag Team Title shot
– At Hardcore Justice ’13, Carter defeated Tommy Dreamer in a Tables Match
– At One Night Only: #OldSchool, Carter defeated Dewey Barnes
– At One Night Only: Joker’s Wild 2, Carter teamed with Kazarian to defeat Curry Man & Eric Young. He went on to win the Joker’s Wild Gauntlet and the $100,000 prize
– At One Night Only: World Cup, Carter led his team of Magnus, Robbie E, Jessie Godderz & Gail Kim to the final, where they were defeated by Team Young
– At Victory Road ’14, Carter defeated Sanada
– At Slammiversary XII, Carter defeated Bully Ray
– At One Night Only: Rivals, Carter defeated Austin Aries
– At Bound For Glory ’14, Carter defeated Ryota Hama
– At One Night Only: Hardcore Justice 4, Carter defeated Rockstar Spud in a First Blood Match
– At One Night Only: TNA vs. The World, Carter defeated Sonjay Dutt
– At One Night Only: Jokers Wild 3, Carter & Crazzy Steve defeated Knux & Tyrus
– At One Night Only: World Cup ’15, Carter was one of four team captains. His team made the final, but were defeated in a 10-Man Elimination Match by Team Hardy
– On April 18, 2015, Carter fought PWR Heavyweight Champion John McChesney to a no-contest
– On the July 1, 2015 edition of Impact, Carter defeated Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight title
– Over the next few weeks, Carter retained the TNA World Title against Drew Galloway, Shark Boy, Norv Fernum & Matt Hardy
– At the July Impact tapings, Carter retained the TNA World Title against Lashley (losing by countout), PJ Black, Matt Hardy & Rockstar Spud
– On August 15, 2015, Carter defeated Andrew Palace to retain the TNA World Title
– A week later, Carter defeated J-Rocc to retain the TNA World Title
– On September 12, 2015, Carter fought WOW Heavyweight Champion Riley to a time-limit draw to retain the TNA World Title
– On September 25, 2015, Carter defeated Kimo to retain the TNA World Title
– On November 11, 2015, Carter fought Superkick’d Champion Shane Sabre to a no-contest
– At House of Hardcore XI, Carter defeated Tommy Dreamer in a Street Fight
– On January 5, 2016, Carter defeated Matt Hardy in the final of the TNA World Heavyweight Title Series to win the vacant championship
– At One Night Only: Rivals ’16, Carter fought Hardy to a no-contest
– On January 16, 2016, Carter fought IWR Heavyweight Champion Chris Cambridge to a time-limit draw
– On March 5, 2016, Carter defeated ACE Heavyweight Champion TJ Marconi by DQ
– At Victory Road ’16, Carter defeated Eli Drake
– At Sacrifice ’16, Carter suffered his first TNA loss, going down to Mike Bennett
– On April 9, 2016, Carter defeated Smiley to win the HOG Title
– On May 6, 2016, Carter defeated Chris Dickinson to retain the HOG Title
– In June 2016, Carter competed for Team USA TNA at the AAA Lucha Libre World Cup
– At Slammiversary ’16, Carter defeated Mike Bennett
– In July 2016, Carter won the Bound For Glory Playoff, defeating Eli Drake, Matt Hardy & Mike Bennett
– On August 19, Carter defeated Smiley to retain the HOG Heavyweight Title
– The next day, Carter, Drew Galloway & DUSTIN defeated Fred Yehi, TJP & Ethan Page to retain the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles for DUSTIN & Galloway
– At House of Hardcore XIX, Carter defeated Tommy Dreamer & Rhino
– On October 16, Carter defeated Colt Cabana, Lance Hoyt & Ray Rowe to win the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– In November 2016, Carter defended the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title against George Gatton & Louden Noxious
– On December 8, Carter fought Impact Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards to a draw
– On December 17, Carter defeated Pentagon Jr in a No-DQ Match to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– At Slammiversary XV, Carter defeated James Storm in a Strap Match
– On July 5, Carter defeated Moose to win the Impact Grand Title
– On August 18, Carter defeated El Hijo del Fantasma to retain the Impact Grand Title
– A week later, Carter defeated Billy Hills to retain the Impact Grand Title
– At Bound For Glory ’17, Team Impact (Carter, Eddie Edwards & James Storm) defeated Team AAA (Pagano, Texano Jr & El Hijo del Fantasma)
– In January 2018, EC3 left TNA. He would appear on camera at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia, and, in an interview later that night, would confirm his impending return to WWE
– EC3 made his NXT debut on March 8, defeating Kassius Ohno at a live event
– EC3 made his televised in-ring debut at Takeover: New Orleans, competing in a 6-Way Ladder Match won by Adam Cole
– In December 2018, it was announced that EC3 would be making his way to the main roster
– EC3 defeated Dean Ambrose in his first main roster match on February 4, 2019
– EC3 was officially assigned to Raw in the 2019 Superstar Shakeup
– WWE released EC3 on April 15, 2020
– EC3 returned to Impact at Slammiversary 2020 for what would become a short run, before moving over to Ring Of Honor
– EC3 announced his own ‘Free The Narrative’ promotion in early 2021. He defeated Matt Cardona at the opening event in May
– At Best In The World 2021, EC3 defeated Flip Gordon
– At Glory By Honor 2021, EC3 defeated Brian Johnson
– Following the demise of ROH, EC3 returned to the indies
– EC3 debuted for the NWA at their 74th Anniversary Show, defeating Mims
– At NWA Hard Times 2022, EC3 defeated Thom Latimer by DQ

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