Eli Drake is not a fan of inter-gender wrestling. He posted several comments to his social media accounts recently indicating as such. Members of Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts division have responded.
Drake issued this response to an Impact Wrestling tweet yesterday:
Tessa Blanchard then responded with the following:
Jimmy Jacobs also commented on Drake’s Tweets:
Drake ended his involvement in the debate with the following statement:
Eli Drake Vs Tessa Blanchard Match Cancelled
In February, a planned inter-gender match between Drake and Tessa Blanchard was canceled. Drake would later say he has much respect for Blanchard but is not interesting in competing in a one-on-one inter-gender match.
As of this writing, Drake is not scheduled for Impact’s United We Stand PPV tomorrow night. He had been scheduled to take on Tessa Blanchard but Joey Ryan ended up replacing Eli in the match. The updated lineup for the show is below:
- Lucha Bros vs RVD & Sabu
- Ultimate X: Jake Crist vs Johnny Impact vs Dante Fox vs Pat Buck vs Kotto Brazil vs Jack Evans
- Monster’s Ball: Sami Callihan vs Jimmy Havoc
- Brian Cage, Moose, Eddie Edwards (Team Impact) vs Drago, Daga, & Aerostar
- Joey Ryan vs Tessa Blanchard
- Knockouts Championship: Taya Valkyrie (c) vs Jordynne Grace vs Katie Forbes vs Rosemary
- LAX vs Low-Ki & Ricky Martinez