Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline reported that both EC3 and Bobby Lashley's contracts were tied to big money and the company couldn’t afford to renew those deals. Meltzer, also confirmed that EC3 is heading to WWE. PWInsider notes that EC3 was spotted at the Performance Center this past Tuesday.
January 28th 2018, EC3 was set to compete at Renegade Wrestling Revolution's "Over the Top" in Houston Texas, but called off due to a family matter. However that is also the same date as the WWE's Royal Rumble. Could EC3 be a surprise entrant into the Rumble? It should be noted that Ethan Carter actually filed paperwork to own the rights to EC3. Also recent WWE Signee, Rockstar Spud posted a photo of himself and former partner in crime EC3 with the quote "There is an entire universe to conquer."