IMPACT Wrestling star Eli Drake recently did an interview with Andy Malnoske of Wrestling Inc. You can check out some highlights here below:
Rooming with current WWE star Dean Ambrose: “We actually lived together, we were roommates for about a year and a half, two years, something like that,” Drake said. “We started at the same place, even Sami Callihan was part of a trio with us, so there’s a lot of names that came out of that H.W.A.-Cincinnati area. But yeah, it’s cool to see that, that’s a guy I’d like to work with again if we were ever to be on the same marquee. But who knows? Never say never.”
His past issues with Bill Demott while at WWE developmental: “I mean obviously I guess justice was served in some way with his exit there. I will say I didn’t get it to the degree of what I here some of the guys got at FCW where they were getting some of the physical stuff, because there were cameras and microphones and everything at the PC. Eyes were on you at all times, so there were different ways he’d mess with you,” he said.
“There’s a big etiquette thing with wrestling, but every day you come in, you shake everybody’s hand, you introduce yourself, you say hello. You go up to say hello to the head coach who you think is supposed to be your example, he looks at your hand and walks way.
“He tells other people he hates you but then tells you that he’s working. And that’s fine, and I could’ve chosen to react to that a certain way, but man, I have a habit of just being very straightforward.”
Not believing Demott’s apology to be sincere: “He tweeted back to me recently after hearing me on X-Pac’s podcast and said, ‘I’m sorry if anybody feels like I hated them.’ It’s B.S. I completely ignored that tweet until right now,” Drake said.
“I wanted to be like, ‘You know what? Go f— yourself, Bill.’ But as far as like something I think about on a daily basis, no, I don’t care. Move on with your life, I’ve moved on with mine. I’m loving life, making money doing what I love to do, making good money and living comfortably. I drive a corvette and live in L.A., baby!”