After weeks of Impact Wrestling teasing future appearances from former WWE Superstars like Heath Slater, Rusev, Eric Young, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and more, they all but confirmed the return of a former TNA World Champion on this week’s episode of Impact.
Moose is the current TNA World Champion after finding the title belt and taking it upon himself to start defending it; despite the company already having an Impact Wrestling World Champion in Tessa Blanchard. In her absence though (due to being stuck in Mexico), Moose has repeatedly stated the TNA World Championship is the only true World title in the company. For weeks, he has been defending the title against TNA Originals.
After defeating Hernandez on this week’s episode, instead of Moose’s theme playing, the entrance music of Ethan Carter III played instead. It ended several seconds later and was quickly replaced with Moose’s. It’s safe to say that this confirms what Impact Wrestling has planned for EC3. He will be challenging Moose for the TNA World Championship at Slammiversary, the same title he won from Kurt Angle almost five years ago to the day.