Note from Lindsie Starr: If you miss Impact Wrestling last night or will be seeing it this weekend, do not read this. It contain a spoiler.
Last night was really insane, Ethan Carter the 3rd beats Kurt Angle and he's TNA World Heavyweight Champion. I know you are going to say, Lindsie, EC3 is a terrible wrestler! He should not be TNA World Heavyweight Champion!
Sadly, I would agree to it, if I did not know he wrestled against Tim Donst two years ago at AIW Absolution Eight and then again at AIW Hell on Earth Nine. Both men scored a victory in the the shows I named. In fact, you all should know that Michael Hutter (Yes, that's Ethan Carter's real name that he wrestled, I think) is not a bad wrestler at all. In fact, Hutter is finally what he does deserved in TNA then what he did and was when he was in WWE. When I watched Michael Hutter debuting in WWE NXT in 2010 (That a competition show before it became a wrestling show and a brand) as Derrick Bateman, I thought he is a goofy guy who loves America. But, with a few silly storylines, wrestling against Claudio Castagnoli one show and against Chris Hero on another show (just look for Derrick Bateman vs. Antonio Cesaro and Derrick Bateman vs. Kassius Ohno), I felt that WWE made Michael Hutter really stale. WWE released him in 2013.
When Tim Donst followed me on twitter in August of 2013, I end up looking about him and I did came across some videos of him and Michael Hutter as they were going at it at AIW Absolution Eight back in June 2013, I did not expect them wrestling against each other. In fact, when I found a video clip from AIW's YouTube channel, it seems the fans are really were divided between the two men. I did find out that Hutter beat Donst.
During the rest of 2013, I was watching Impact Wrestling and notice a huge promo, I did not know what was going on, until I find out Michael Hutter was debuting in TNA as Ethan, which it was revealed that he was Ethan Carter the 3rd, Dixie Carter's "nephew". It was really kinda annoying since he brags about being Dixie's nephew and he beats wrestlers. Even though he was being a pain, Hutter did return to AIW for Hell on Earth Nine against Tim Donst, but lost. In fact, Michael Hutter did praise Tim Donst, which it was really nice. In my opinion, for someone like Michael Hutter to do that, while being a character in TNA, really make me like him. However, it would be taking time to prove that Ethan Carter is not a awful wrestler, despite doing crazy storylines on tv and on TNA's YouTube Channel, including using Rockstar Spud as his lapdog, wrestling against legends and former TNA talent, and not to mention having a huge hatred for Robbie E on TNA's webshow, The Spin Cycle.
Everything really change for Ethan Carter, when he turned on Rockstar Spud, bring Tyrus as his bodyguard, and not to mention work his way (despite some cheating along the way) to becoming the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Title, which it was hold by Kurt Angle. Even though, he did not get his title shot, until last night was really crazy. Ethan had to wait, due to Rockstar Spud was going for Option C (I call it the Austin Aries rule) and Austin Aries was cashing his Feast or Fired Briefcase at the same time, which Angle accepted both men and defeat about two weeks ago, Ethan did attack Angle and he wanted his title shot, which it brings to us last night.
I was amazed that both men fought real hard, but, sure enough, Ethan Carter got the victory against Kurt Angle. Ethan Carter is the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Of course, the question will remain, is Ethan Carter going to bring the TNA World Heavyweight title to AIW? Only time would tell.
Did I forget that he still wrestles at AIW? Yeah, Michael Hutter still does (as EC3) and he is set to be in a ten man tag team Cleveland Streetfight match, teaming up with Raymond Rowe, Zema Ion, Matt Cross, and Samoa Joe, known as Dudes on TV (Hutter and Ion represent TNA, Rowe represent ROH, Cross represent Lucha Underground, and Joe represent WWE) against Johnny Gargano, Josh Prohibition, Alex Daniels, and Young Bucks, known as Team AIW at AIW Absolution Ten in eight days! That match is really cool!
So, bottom line, despite that he is a heel, Ethan Carter is a suitable TNA World Champion.
You can follow Ethan Carter on twitter, @EthanCarterTNA