During an interview with Wrestletalk, EC3 revealed that he had planned on asking for his release prior to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting. Here’s what he had to say:
I realized earlier into especially the run on the main roster that I was not a very happy person. I realize financial means is not the only thing that matters to me. How much it is important for me to be able to express myself and create and do something not my way? I understand there has to be give and take when you work for somebody, you can’t do everything your way. If everyone was doing what they wanted to do it would be a catastrophe, but the fact that no amount of input or effort seemed to be rewarded, it just didn’t really matter. Honestly, I was going to ask to be released but the pandemic was the only thing that kept me there because I needed money to support my family in case something horrible happened, so they did it for me and that’s fine. I was fine, I was okay. I was actually very relieved. The man who called me seemed to be very upset having to do all that so I was like ‘this is fine. It’s okay. Like it’s going to be okay.’ I don’t have anyone to prove to anyone else or them at all because I don’t live in the past anymore.
You can read the interview HERE.