Big Update On Eli Drake’s Impact Wrestling Status, This Week’s Cold Open Video, Impact Talent Not Released?


Impact Wrestling has released the above video, featuring the cold open for this week’s Impact Wrestling episode on Pop TV.

Two massive main events with monumental implications for Slammiversary! It’s Sydal vs Cage and Drake vs Moose TONIGHT on IMPACT!

Big Update On Eli Drake’s Impact Wrestling Status

The Impact Wrestling status of Eli Drake has been in question for quite some time now, as his last deal with the company expired prior to the last set of TV tapings. Drake still worked the tapings, and will be appearing on TV in the coming weeks.

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Drake has signed a short contract extension with Impact Wrestling, which lasts until July 31st, making him now available to work the Slammiversary PPV taking place on July 22nd.

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As noted, WWE had expressed interest in Drake, however, it remains to be seen where he lands after his Impact deal expires on July 31st.

Impact Wrestling Talent Not Released?

As we noted yesterday, reported that McKenzie Mitchell had been released by Impact Wrestling, and the company had hired web interviewer Alicia Atout. While the report of Atout’s signing is accurate, Mitchell took to Twitter and seemed to contradict reports of her release: