And he pitched this to WWE, I can imagine Vince just sitting there with a blank expression on his face
Well considering he hasn't wrestled since leaving TNA almost a year ago, it's safe to say it's put his wrestling career on life support, if not outright killed it.
He was f***ed from the min he did that BS shoot promo. That bullshit line about him being too entertaining to get main event shots. The fact that they had him come in with a “no gimmick” tough guy gimmick and turned their best baby face in Drew Galloway for him.
He was out of shape, still wearing his white trunks and copying his Sandow gimmick despite saying he wouldn’t. Throw him in the “shoot division” where he’s getting wrestled in circles by Eddie Edwards and his failed face turn is complete and here comes a bullshit gimmick to bury him in the ground.
WWE missed the ball on the Pope Gimmick from Elijah Burke but they didn’t miss out on this.
He can trademark it if he wants but the problem the whole Ethan Carter III act always had is that it only worked in a realm where Dixie Carter was in charge or something and meant anything. Take away her presence and you have just a guy that is for whatever reason named that and it doesn't have any real impact. That's the problem he's had in post Dixie TNA. Why should he be pushed anymore when Aunt Dixie isn't running things?
The basis of his character was he's a spoiled rich kid who got whatever he wanted and never was told no through Nepotism. It only worked because Ditzy was there.
Unless he starts claiming he's Jimmy Carter's great grandson
I don't think they have to use the tie to Dixie or really anyone. The name is enough to get that spoiled rich kid vibe going and he can play it up to having connections. I mean he's been doing it on the Indies for a few years now with success.
Hell, that was how Cornette got his start I believe. He was a spoiled rich kid using Mama Cornette's money to get everything he wanted but couldn't but off, Lawler I think, leading to a feud. Just fake a family member or something if it is really needed when/he gets back to WWE.
He's been so far removed from Ditzy, that it doesn't define him anymore. Steroids do.
This is a smart move on his part, he's essentially become the EC3 character so well that it would feel weird if he came back with a different name, but same persona.
Good for him I say.
Now Rosemary needs to trademark her name and get her awesome self over to NXT.