“I knew it was going to be stolen, so I was prepared for it” – EC3 claims WWE stole RAW Underground’s concept from him after pitching it himself.
Plagiarism isn’t a big deal in the WWE. Several wrestling promotions including the WWE themselves have ripped off ideas for characters and even storylines from other promotions. It’s not about who did it first, it’s always about who did it better.
In this instance however, the WWE seem to have stolen an entire idea and turn it into something other than what it was intended to be. Former WWE Superstar EC3 says he came up with a concept that was eventually turned into RAW Underground and put in a “manufactured, heartless, desolate studio”.
EC3 claims WWE stole RAW Underground’s concept from him
“I knew it was going to be stolen, so I was prepared for it,” EC3 told listeners on this week’s ROH Strong podcast. “I didn’t know it’d go to that length, and I know mine played to a minor bubble of the professional wrestling audience while the majority of it saw whatever the hell they put out there. The way I look at it is kind of like I was Wayne’s World.
“I was producing this show in Aurora, my basement with my buddy Garth. We’ll call him J.C. in this instance, and then Rob Lowe came in, bought us and when I saw Shane McMahon in the ring, not in a real underground, mine was a real underground. [This] manufactured, heartless, desolate studio, I’m looking at Shane and it felt like when Noah was rapping on Wayne’s World after they bought him out.
“It was just inauthentic and like I said, it had no heart. So I knew something would’ve been taken from it. I didn’t expect the whole aesthetic, and while it upset my friend, J.C. who I worked very hard on with it, at the same time, it’s just a challenge to do something different, better next time which I definitely plan on doing because again, control your narrative.
“There’s things I want to do in the future and continue that narrative as sort of supplemental content to whatever other places I’m doing things in and I have bold, ambitious views for it. We’ll see if it works out, I think it will.”
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