For those of you that have asked, Eli Drake’s contract with Impact Wrestling is set to expire on Friday night. He will be free and clear to negotiate and work for anyone as of midnight on Saturday. Drake has stated in interviews that his contract with Impact Wrestling expires at the end of May.
As first reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Drake has been in talks with Impact but nothing is set in stone and he could look at his options with WWE being one possibility. At 35 years old, this might be the time for him to look at getting back into WWE’s system.
Drake, using his real name Shaun Ricker, was in WWE’s developmental system for several years before being released in 2014. He later appeared in The Rock’s reality series “The Hero” that aired on TNT before he was signed by Impact Wrestling in 2015.