Eli Drake no longer works for Impact Wrestling after the company severed all ties with him. He had lots of issues with the company and already told them he wouldn’t re-sign with the company, so he was fired.
Sean Ross Sapp was asked about WWE’s interest in Eli Drake during a recent instalment of Fightful Select’s Q&A. It seems that WWE is interested in him but before signing with WWE, he has some Impact Wrestling contract issues he has to deal with first.
“No interest until he completely gets out of his Impact deal, but yeah there has been interest on WWE’s behalf. They really like how he can — I say ‘they’ — some really like how he can talk.”
Impact Wrestling fired Eli Drake and are trying to hold him to a breach of contract claim. This might see Drake with a year-long no-compete clause. So he won’t be able to sign with any other company until 2020.
We will provide updates regarding Eli Drake’s contract status when we learn more.
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h/t to Ringside News for the transcription.