Impact Wrestling are going to retain a big piece of their roster in former IMPACT Wrestling Champion Eli Drake, who the company says has signed an extension to stay with the company "long into the future."
The 35-year old wrestler, real name Shaun Ricker, had been the subject of rumor lately as he wasn't exactly shy about noting his contractual status. Originally his contract was set to expire in the spring, but he signed a contract extension that put him through the end of July, and Impact's Slammiversary pay-per-view.
Impact announced the contract signing on Monday afternoon.
Drake was a part of WWE's NXT developmental territory between 2013 and 2014 before being released. He would then join TNA Wrestling in 2015 as a part of "The Rising" with Drew McIntyre, and now-Bullet Club member Tanga Loa. During his time in Impact Wrestling, Drake has captured the GFW/Impact World Championship, the TNA King of the Mountain Championship, as well as the Impact World Tag Team Championships with Scott Steiner.