For weeks, we’ve been talking about the possibility that Eli Drake could be going to WWE. His contract expired at the end of May he did stick around for last week’s TV tapings in Windsor, Ontario. He lost to Joe Hendry.
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Drake is not booked for Slammiversary as of now and he has not made a commitment to stay with Impact. Drake and Impact management were in talks as of this week but there is interest from WWE.
The 35-year-old has been wrestling since 2002 and was signed to WWE’s developmental system in 2006. He was released in 2014 and, at the time, he felt that he was blackballed due to political issues. He eventually signed with Impact Wrestling in 2015 and became one of the top stars of the promotion.
At this point, losing Drake would hurt Impact because he was seen as one of their homegrown acts. He was able to get over with his mic skills and, for a while, it seemed like they were pushing him as their top star.
Drake turns 36 in November so he may feel that WWE would be the move to make.