Eli Drake’s run in Impact Wrestling saw him reaching huge heights but it looks like his time with the company could be coming to an end if he can’t agree to a new deal. As with every other instance of a top name’s contract running out in a non-WWE company, some fans will naturally assume they are WWE bound.
But as it turns out it might not be as cut and dry for Eli Drake because he had a great time with Impact Wrestling and might not want to go anywhere to potentially get lost in the shuffle of the WWE machine.
“It’s funny you should ask because I just asked that question and there is no answer to that question,” Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio after being questioned about Eli Drake’s current contract status. “He’s not signed a new deal with Impact, he is talking to Impact but there’s no feeling one way or another it’s very much in the air.”
WWE could really use a guy like Eli Drake on their roster but NXT is the most crowded as its ever been so they don’t necessarily need him. However, with his skillset and ability on the microphone, it might make sense for WWE to go ahead and get him if they can as they continue adding to their collection of outstanding talent at the WWE Performance Center.