House of Hardcore issued the following press release today:


Due to circumstances beyond our control, House of Hardcore has to unfortunately announce that TNA Impact Wrestling star Ethan Carter III will not be appearing at this Saturday’s House of Hardcore VII at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA, which will air live on iPPV.

Carter, who was scheduled to face Tommy Dreamer,will miss the event due to undisclosed reasons.

House of Hardcore is working with John Gaburick, Executive Vice President of Television Production for TNA Entertainment on finding a suitable replacement for EC3 and thanks him for his assistance in this matter. Additional information will be released as it is confirmed.

“Obviously, the timing of this, to be blunt, sucks,” said Tommy Dreamer. “I was looking forward to taking Carter all over South Philadelphia and showing him what a true old school Extreme Streetfight was all about, especially for the last time my wife Beulah McGuillicuty will accompany me to the ring, but House of Hardcore will move forward and we’re still going to have an amazing homecoming on the corner of Swanson and Ritner. Remember, you never know what we have planned. You get knocked down and you have to get back up. We’ll get back up and overcome this turn of events. See you in Philly.”

House of Hardcore will debut at the historic 2300 Arena on Saturday November 15th.

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