Interactive Wrestling Radio on Wrestling Epicenter recently spoke to Eli Drake for an interview. You can see highlights below, and the full interview at this link.
His experience at the Shot Show convention in Las Vegas:
"It has been interesting! It has been different. I've never been to a convention like that. You get to see some artillery, that is for sure. I'm not the biggest gun enthusiast, I'll tell you that. But, I love the shot gun. It is an exhilarating feeling. But, when I saw a grenade launcher - That was pretty wild! It was a cool time. You run into some interesting characters there as well."
Running into The Undertaker:
"That was just random happenstance. He was just there! Goldberg was there in attendance. I didn't know he (Undertaker) was gong to be there today. He came over and said, "Oh I didn't know wrestlers were going to be here today", introduced himself. We took a picture and he went on his way."
His Monsters Ball match with Abyss at Homecoming:
"Man, that is not my type of match at all. That is not something I see myself doing again in the near future. But, if you're talking about Homecoming and the meaning of that whole show and going full circle - That is where Impact began and we were back there. In a certain sense, you've got to bring it! I knew I was going to take and do some stupid stuff that I'm probably never going to do again in my career. But, I was thinking lets go balls to the wall on this one and go for it! I stepped it up! (laughs)"
On his run as Impact champion in 2017 into 2018:
"It was good. I don't feel I got the best run in a certain sense due to a couple things. But, of course, being pushed to be there and being trusted to be in a certain position was amazing. Getting to carry that and to do that... But, at the same time, there were definitely certain things I wish had been done differently. I don't think I really was featured or given the opportunity to take the ball on my own and go with it."