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ELI DRAKE LEAVES IMPACT!
Impact Wrestling released a statement today simple stating that Eli Drake had been released:
“Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its relationship with Shaun Ricker, known as ‘Eli Drake’.”
PWInsider has reported that the release is in relation to Drakes comments on intergender wrestling. In February he refused to face Tess Blanchard in a match, eventually being replaced with Joey Ryan. Drake has continued to make comments about intergender wrestling and how he feels it exposes the business and yesterday may have hinted at his imminent departure:
Talking the talk https://t.co/aP08iQeYvx
— Eli Drake (@TheEliDrake) April 6, 2019
BRET HART ASSAILANT CHARGED
Bret Hart was shamelessly attacked by an attendee during his speech at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com has reported that the assailant is a failed MMA fighter. Apparently, Zach Madsen had left a job at Allstate Insurance to focus on an MMA career.
CBS confirmed that he had been arrested and it is understood that he was taken to the 78th precinct in Brooklyn. He was charged with two counts of assault and trespassing.
Madsen had also been arrested late last year for violating a protection order. pic.twitter.com/GKCSXzhmgh
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 7, 2019
ENZO AND CASS APPEAR AT G1 SUPERCARD
On the same night that Bret Hart was assaulted, Enzo and Cass jumped the barriers at the G1 Supercard!
— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) April 7, 2019
Apparently, it was all a work, although one that the booking team appears to be unhappy with, along with the majority of the audience:
Just got a text. 100% work. Was told the upper level office pushed for it despite booking team being largely against it. https://t.co/XfPUueJgpt
— Voices of Wrestling (@voiceswrestling) April 7, 2019