Impact Wrestling has released a statement announcing that they have terminated the contract of former World Champion, Eli Drake.
“Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its relationship with Shaun Ricker, known as ‘Eli Drake”.
It was reported that Drake’s contract was up with Impact at the end of April and he was considering his options. In a recent interview with Wrestling Perspective, Drake spoke about what the future holds for him:
“It’s time to start thinking about what options I have. Should I stay or should I go? We will find out. There are so many options out there. How can I best boost my brand awareness and how can I put more money in my pocket? It’s a matter of figuring out what’s going to work best for me long-term.”
Eli was contracted to NXT in 2013 and it is unknown if WWE will be interested in re-hiring him now that he is no longer contracted to Impact Wrestling.