Over the past month and a half, the new creative team for Impact Wrestling has decided to portray EC3 as a character who is being disrespected by the new management. For instance, last week Bruce Prichard announced that James Storm won the poll to determine who will get a chance to compete for the world heavyweight title this week against Bobby Lashley. Due to this, EC3 confronted Prichard in the ring to ask him whether the poll was rigged because he believes that he is more popular than Storm. Prichard proceeded to answer the question by saying that the poll was not rigged and imitated that EC3 should look in a mirror because he is asking for management to give him a title shot instead of earning it. As a result of this, I expect EC3 is going to interfere in the title match this week and attack James Storm essentially giving Lashley an easy win or cause a disqualification. This is because EC3 wants to send the message that he is tired of getting passed over for the next title shot. The following week management decides to punish EC3 for interfering in world title match by suspending him indefinitely to discourage wrestlers from getting involved in these matches in the future.
Throughout the suspension, EC3 comes to the realization that he must take down management in restore order within the company but knows that he cannot do it alone. Due to this, the creative team should have EC3 recruit Eli Drake as his primary partner in this mission because there have been reports that Drake has been unhappy with the direction of the company in recent weeks. According to 411mania, there were several wrestlers who felt that management was taking shots at them. As a result, “Eli Drake became upset and confronted Jeff Jarrett about it, and the two had a meeting, which reportedly did not get ugly but was described as Drake voicing frustrations that the existing roster was having with the changeover last week.” Therefore, the company could film a backstage scene where Drake is talking on the phone with someone. Over the next couple of weeks, James Storm is begging management to reinstate EC3 for a match at Slammiversary, and eventually, they give him his wish. During the match, Drake attacks Storm to the surprise of everyone and helps EC3 win. The following Thursday, they come out and say while we haven’t seen eye-to-eye in the past, we have decided to join forces to regain control of the company. Over the next few weeks, they decide that the best way to achieve this goal is by capturing all the titles. Therefore, they agree that Drake will target the Grand Championship and EC3 will go after the world title while they will recruit more members to capture the other three titles.