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His contract was up at the end of May, but Impact has made it clear they fired him.

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His fall from main eventer to bit player was so dramatic that there must be some stories about an attitude problem. And it's gotta be serious, because this company keeps taking chances on Austin Aries. 

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Or not seeing eye to eye with new regime. I don't follow Impact any longer, but once he lost the belt and was out of title picture he started having weird feuds that I thought were, at best, irrelevant and from spoilers that I have read it looked like each new program was worse than earlier.

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I would have liked the Eli/Eddie Edwards team lasting longer than it did, but that's a moot point now.

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So, is he headed back to the WWE? Or... well, you can't spell Elite without Eli.

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6 hours ago, AxB said:

So, is he headed back to the WWE? Or... well, you can't spell Elite without Eli.

If I were Eli, I'd take a look at EC3 and stay the fuck away from WWE.

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People are making jokes about RoH now taking WWE's and TNA's throwaways so Eli going to RoH would make perfect sense in that context.

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I think since he took his time after resigning the last time they didn't have anything for him so he did random stuff here and there just to keep him on TV so I would take that as a sign that they liked him and I thought he did well with the segments. Besides that, He clearly isn't getting back into the title picture anytime soon so the tag team with Edwards made sense but oh well.

He would get lost in the shuffle in WWE and ROH would have no clue what to do with him.

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Posted (edited)

Eli and MJF would make a great asshole pairing in AEW.

Edited by Nice Guy Eddie
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4 hours ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

If I were Eli, I'd take a look at EC3 and stay the fuck away from WWE.

EC3 is being paid to barely work. I'd love a job like that. 

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It is still so weird that apparently all the intergender stuff was a shoot

Like Jordynne Grace responded to one of the stories about getting fired with 

 

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55 minutes ago, BrianS81177 said:

EC3 is being paid to barely work. I'd love a job like that. 

I don't think most wrestlers would, though.

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I can't believe they called EC3 up in order to not even let him talk.

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1 hour ago, BrianS81177 said:

EC3 is being paid to barely work. I'd love a job like that. 

I'm sure he thinks that when he sees the bonuses he's not getting.

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Just now, Raziel said:

I'm sure he thinks that when he sees the bonuses he's not getting.

and the merch he's not selling

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Sad to see Eli's great Impact run come to an end like this, something that seemed so minor in the grand scheme.  Was digging he and Eddie's story a lot and been a big fan of his whole run.

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Tessa Blanchard vs. Eli Drake never made any sense.  They're both heels and I can't recall them ever even having interacted with each other.  The drama could've been easily avoided if IMPACT had just asked him if he wanted to do the match before publicly announcing it though.  I mean he could've also conveyed his displeasure to the office privately instead of publicly.

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18 hours ago, BEN! said:

Tessa Blanchard vs. Eli Drake never made any sense.  They're both heels and I can't recall them ever even having interacted with each other.  The drama could've been easily avoided if IMPACT had just asked him if he wanted to do the match before publicly announcing it though.  I mean he could've also conveyed his displeasure to the office privately instead of publicly.

He also could have just done what his employer told him to do.

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Posted (edited)

Tessa's match vs. Joey Ryan ended up being better than her vs. Eli probably would have been. Aside from Joey's gimmick, which doesn't bother me like it does some, it was a really solid wrestling match. 

Edited by Nice Guy Eddie

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To piggyback off the Eli Drake talk... they're suing him for breach of contract.

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On 4/9/2019 at 4:18 PM, mattdangerously said:

He also could have just done what his employer told him to do.

Independent contractor.

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I feel like this is gonna lead to the WWE not letting their folks make appearances for Booker anymore

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4 hours ago, RIPPA said:

I feel like this is gonna lead to the WWE not letting their folks make appearances for Booker anymore

Outside of Ohno on Saturday, and Brennan Williams last year, they really don't let them do it anyways. I'd sacrifice that if it meant getting LAX or the Lucha Bros in Texas City on the regular.

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I was more looking at it as Ohno being there was a sign of more things to come - that appears to be a bad read on my part

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20 hours ago, RIPPA said:

I was more looking at it as Ohno being there was a sign of more things to come - that appears to be a bad read on my part

I think Booker just likes bringing in the NXT guys for his version of the Royal Rumble, so it feels like an important match. 

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