Fans were ecstatic watching NXT: ‘TakeOver Philadelphia’ last night, one of the notable reasons being the confirmation that former Impact Wrestling superstar EC3 is now signed with NXT, as we previously reported.

As many older fans may remember, EC3 previously competed in the company during the period where NXT had the game-show format. While there, he was known as Derrick Bateman.

Now the Superstar is back with his newer name of Ethan Carter III, which we previously reported he was in the process of trademarking for himself.

It is worth noting WWE has been calling him a combination of both “EC3” and “EC 3” via their social media and the name card used during ‘TakeOver.’

The official WWE website had the following to say on his signing:

“PHILADELPHIA – While the red-hot action inside the ring at TakeOver: Philadelphia kept NXT fans on the edge of their seats, the surprise cameo of NXT’s newest blockbuster signing has the entire sports-entertainment world buzzing.

EC 3, a familiar face to many longtime WWE fans, made an unannounced appearance Saturday night, sitting among the NXT Universe inside the jam-packed Wells Fargo Center. A ring veteran of more than 15 years, EC 3 posed for WWE Network cameras as Mauro Ranallo confirmed that the brawny Superstar is NXT’s newest signee.

Stay with for more coverage of this story as it develops.”

In a video WWE posted after ‘TakeOver’ went off the air, EC3 discusses his experience and what brought him back to NXT.

Given his history with the company, anybody familiar with EC3 knows what to expect from the newly signed Superstar in his incredible promo.

Check the video out below.

EC3 utters confident first words as NXT's newest signee: Exclusive, Jan. 27, 2018

Are you excited to see EC3 in WWE? Did you enjoy the promo?

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