Eli Drake Explains Heat With Bruce Prichard

Eli Drake spoke to the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling Podcast recently. You can check out the full interview at this link, or highlights, transcribed by the Two Man Power Trip below.

When Impact made positive changes:

"I don't know if you can break it down to a particular day or not but I would definitely say we are in a rebirth period of some sort. If you just look at the way that things are growing and I don't think a lot of people on the outside would know but we are seeing numbers and things like that from our end and it is a very impressive thing to see. A lot of it falls on the talent and has fallen on the talent for about the last year or more and even when management wasn't up to "par" but I think having a lot of those changes in the upper management has made it a lot easier for us to kind of get out from underneath that black cloud."

Jeff Jarrett's return to IMPACT/GFW:

"I'll tell you what, I am going to withhold comment on that because the jury is still out on that one as far as I'm concerned. We've been alright but we will see what the deal is. Bruce (Prichard) and I have kind of got off on the wrong foot and I'm not sure if we've really got on the right foot yet. We will see what is to come. I'll leave you with a non-answer. How about that?"

His "dummy" promos coming easy to him:

"Easy? I don't know. But it was always my focus. When I started I didn't really know necessarily what to say or anything like that and it was let me just talk really in a certain tone and as long as I have that going I should be okay. It is more a lot of times of how you say what you say and not what you actually say. As far as promos are concerned, it wasn't anything that came super-easy it was just always my focus and to get really good at that and almost let the wrestling be secondary and I know that might sound terrible to some people but if you look at some of the guys who were some of the most successful ever, their wrestling wasn't necessarily what stood out. It was their character or their performance and all the guys that I liked growing up were usually those guys like Rock, Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and all guys who could work but guys who I don't think needed to and it was almost secondary."

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