Since last week’s live edition of TNA iMPACT! Wrestling on Spike TV, the promotion has been airing vignettes promoting the debut of a new character by simply claiming, “Ethan Is Coming.” This of course has led to speculation among many wrestling fans as to who exactly the man portraying the new “Ethan” character will be.
“Ethan” will be portrayed by Michael Hutter, who formerly worked under the ring name “Derrick Bateman” in the WWE NXT developmental system. Hutter had a tryout with the company a few weeks ago and has since been signed by the promotion.
As noted a few times in the past, the word going around the wrestling community is that TNA has signed multiple new talents, with Hutter being the first example of a guy who will be getting his shot with the company on national television.