Michael Hutter better known by the ring name Ethan Carter III (or abbreviated as EC3), is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on their developmental territory NXT. He is known for his work with Impact Wrestling, where he is a former two-time Impact World Heavyweight Champion and one-time Impact Grand Champion. Hutter began his professional wrestling career in 2002, and wrestled for several promotions beginning in 2006. In July 2009, Hutter signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he wrestled as Derrick Bateman. He was assigned to WWE's developmental territories Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Johnny Curtis. During his first tenure with WWE, he competed in the fourth and fifth seasons of NXT.