Two Top Impact Names Possibly Returning to WWE, El Patron vs Drake Airing on Impact, Update on Don Callis’ NJPW Status

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As noted, the Impact Wrestling contracts of both EC3 and Bobby Lashley are set to expire soon, and it’s possible the two might exit the company if Impact is unable to offer them new, high money deals.

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it’s very possible that one of the two talents, or both of them, could wind up returning to WWE. Lashley is, of course, a former WWE Champion, and EC3 worked in WWE developmental years ago as Derek Bateman before being released from the company.

El Patron vs Drake Airing on Impact

As noted, Alberto El Patron vs Eli Drake headlined last weekend’s WrestlePro event, and according to PWInsider.com, the bout is expected to air on Impact Wrestling on January 4th.

Update on Don Callis’ NJPW Status

In other Impact related news, as seen last weekend at New Japan’s World Tag League event, Chris Jericho attacked Don Callis following Y2J’s attack on Kenny Omega. Callis has been selling the attack by wearing a neck brace and being escorted by Kevin Kelly in a wheelchair, however PWInsider notes the angle was not done to write Callis off NJPW TV.

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As we noted last week, there has been speculation regarding Callis’ NJPW status after Callis, along with Scott D’Amore, was named to the new Impact Wrestling Executive team.