It’s an interesting time to be a professional wrestler that is not currently in WWE because they are looking for talent all over the world. Just a couple of years ago they were not looking at hiring TNA talent but that has changed as several of the names on their NXT and main rosters came from TNA and they are being pushed pretty strong for the most part.
Eli Drake (real name Shaun Ricker) is another name that they are interested in, according to the Wrestling Observer newsletter. Drake was in WWE’s developmental system a few years ago and has become of TNA’s top names thanks, in part, due to his work on the microphone. He is currently involved in a feud with Ethan Carter III where he is no longer allowed to talk, as per a match stipulation. It’s unknown how long he has left with TNA.
In addition to Eli Drake, they’ve shown interest in Matt Hardy and I’ve heard that there is interest in Bobby Lashley.