One young wrestler who has truly made a name for himself in Impact Wrestling over the past few years is Eli Drake. Drake is a former world champion in Impact Wrestling and he is one of the promotion’s biggest stars, but recent reports have claimed that his contract with Impact had expired. While some fans may have been hoping that Drake would sign with WWE, Impact announced on Twitter earlier today that Drake has officially just signed a contract extension. The exact details and length of his new deal were not specified, so it is definitely possible that Drake still could be on his way out soon, but for now, Drake will continue to entertain and compete in Impact for the foreseeable future.
BREAKING NEWS: We’re delighted to announce that dummies will be named and shamed long into the future as @TheEliDrake has signed a contract extension with IMPACT Wrestling. pic.twitter.com/eZJGQ4Bmq0
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 25, 2018
All eyes were on Ronda Rousey during WWE’s recent Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Not only did Rousey compete in her very first singles match during the show, but she was also facing Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s Championship. Fortunately, the match has been praised by most fans so far. According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the match between Jax and Rousey was heavily rehearsed beforehand. Current backstage producer and former WWE Superstar Fit Finaly is being credited as the one who laid out the match. With all of the success that Rousey has had so far in WWE, it certainly appears as if she will continue to have a bright future in the world of pro wrestling.
The Monday Night Raw brand could be losing one of its biggest stars very soon due to an injury. Braun Strowman is the current Money in the Bank contract holder, which guarantees him a shot at Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship at some point in the future. During a recent live event in Anaheim, California, fans noticed that Strowman appeared to have injured his nose. He was said to be bleeding from the nose during the show last night, but it is unclear what exactly may have caused the potential facial injury. Neither WWE nor Strowman have commented on the injury, and he is still expected to be featured on tonight’s episode of Raw. Hopefully, this is just a minor issue that won’t keep Strowman away from the ring for too long.