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By Mike Johnson on 2018-01-13 19:41:00 has confirmed there will be yet another Impact Wrestling depature by the end of tonight's taping in former Impact Wrestling champion EC3, real name Michael Hutter, 34 years old.

While EC3's deal with the company was slated to expire towards the summer, he is receiving an early release and will be done by the completion of tonight's taping in Orlando, Florida.

EC3, the storyline nephew of former Impact Wrestling majority owner Dixie Carter, debuted for the company in 2013 following a long tenure in WWE developmental where he was known as Derrick Bateman, most notable appearing on a season of WWE NXT during its "reality-competition" era. 

Troubled with a number of injuries and setbacks during his WWE run, EC3 came into Impact with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove as a performer, hitting home run after home run during a strong initial push designed to make him a top name in the company,.  It succeeded to the point that an argument can be made that he was one of the few homegrown stars developed by the company beyond those made in its earliest era.  

With a great look and a great gift for gab, EC3 should be easily on the radar of every promotion, from WWE on down.  He recently filed for a trademark on the EC3 name after Impact Wrestling made the decision to allow talents to retain the rights to the character.

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