Former Impact Wrestling World Champion Eli Drake is the latest top star to leave the company.
Drake noted on Twitter that he is now a free agent and can sign with any company.
There had been talk that Impact would enforce a non-compete agreement against Drake that would have prevented him from wrestling elsewhere for one year but, based on Drake’s Twitter statement, it looks like things were smoothed over. The non-compete would have been enforced after he was fired just weeks before his contract was set to expire at the end of May.
The company was upset at him when he refused to wrestle Tessa Blanchard at the United We Stand event during WrestleMania weekend. The company was more upset at the fact that Drake was expressing his displeasure publicly.
Here is Drake’s statement on his free agency:
“After 4 years with Impact Wrestling, some ups, some downs, I would like to thank them for the overall great experience. Through those years, I had the fortune of carrying 3 different title belts, having my own talk show (Fact of Life), and was always given the trust to craft my own promos, virtually from day 1. I appreciate the chance that was taken on me and the trust I was given, as well as the friends and experiences I gained along the way. I wish Impact Wrestling nothing but continued success and growth going forward.
Today, I am OFFICIALLY a FREE AGENT.”
— Eli Drake (@TheEliDrake) June 4, 2019