Dripping with charisma and electricity, Eli Drake has long been one of the most entertaining performers in the wrestling business when afforded the opportunity to showcase his skills. These days, Drake calls Billy Corgan's National Wrestling Alliance his home, but with 17 years of experience behind him, Eli has a storied career full of ups and downs (hey, Simon Miller!).
From his time as an independent standout, to an NXT stint laced with Bill DeMott problems, to a five-year run in TNA/Impact Wrestling, Eli Drake has covered plentiful miles across the landscape of professional wrestling.
We were fortunate enough to sit down and grab an hour in the company of the current co-holder of the NWA Tag Team Championships, with a whole host of fascinating topics on the table with Eli.
Whether it was his reasoning for turning down WWE three times, just how incredibly close he was to signing with AEW, his refusal to wrestle Tessa Blanchard and his subsequent Impact firing, all of those are covered here - of course, with a whole lot of NWA goodness, to boot!
Here then, are just ten things we learned from chatting with Eli Drake.