- Ethan Carter III is backstage. He's bringing a surprise person to Wednesday's Impact Wrestling. He talks about starting EC3 year 2 and taking his undefeated streak worldwide tonight. We get a video package for EC3.
Ethan Carter III vs. Ryota Hama
We go to the ring and out comes Ethan Carter III. Ethan cuts a promo and says finally he's in a country that shows him the respect he deserves. He then mocks the Japanese fans for not knowing English. Ethan talks about being undefeated and says he's the greatest wrestler alive today. He talks about who he's defeated, including Sting. He says he's going to slam Hama tonight. Ethan does a "slam ham, ham slam" chant. Out comes former Sumo wrestler Ryota Hama in gear that looks just like Rikishi's.
Fans chant for Hama as the bell rings. They lock up and Hama takes Ethan to the corner. He backs off and Ethan talks trash. He puts his hands on Hama and gets shoved to the mat. Ethan goes to the floor. They lock up again and Ethan runs into three big shoulders. Hama runs over Ethan with a fourth shoulder and the fans pop. Ethan goes back to the floor.
Ethan comes back in and mocks Hama being a Sumo. Hama squares up and slams him hard. Hama stands on Ethan. Hama suplexes Ethan in from the apron and does a forward roll down onto him for a 2 count. Ethan moves out of the way and dodges a splash. Ethan unloads on Hama while he's down. Ethan slams Hama face first into the mat several times. Hama blocks a move and nails a big clothesline. Hama drops a big elbow for a 2 count. Hama with a huge running splash in the corner. Ethan drops down and Hama hits the big Rikishi splash. Hama with a 2 count. Hama misses another splash. Ethan tries to slam Hama but Hama falls on top of him for a 2 count. Hama puts his rear in Ethan's face and rubs it around. Ethan with a low blow and the 1 Percenter for the win.
Winner: Ethan Carter III