WWE recently made some several shock releases from their roster in both 2020 and 2021 which included the likes of Samoa Joe, Billie Kay and Mickie James, among others. The releases came on April 15th, a year to the day that EC3, along with other superstars were released from their contracts as part of budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a somber update regarding EC3, the former NXT star posted to his Instagram account that he is currently being hospitalized due to an infection. It is unclear what type of infection this particularly is but EC3 stated the following. A top WWE star ‘is worried’ about a recent WWE release.
“#ControlYourNarrative CAN KILL YOU. That’s not strictly just an attention grabbing headline. it’s more of an update. Short version; an infection I neglected proper care for, put others people’s needs before mind, went straight empath, caught up to me and broke me. Long version; it’s extensive, I’ve been hospitalized 5 days and we’ll need longer.’ Anyways I will heal, if you want to help drop a comment or a thought or affirmation. Please do no not text. PLEASE. All I ask. If you want to help let me be alone.”
The entire wrestling world reacted to news of EC3’s hospitalization. AEW star Brian Cage wrote: “We’ve all been down but not out, one time or another. You will see this through and be back better than ever. Speedy recovery my friend.” While current NXT Champion Karrion Cross replied: “Sending you positive energy by way of Crom my friend.”