Let me talk to you we got ourselves a scoop!! One of the many names that failed in early WWE development was a name nobody has heard of his name was Slate Randall. This prospect was under WWE control back when Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling were among the developmental territories of WWE. Slate didn't last in the promotion and would get let go from the promotion and catch on with Impact Wrestling. and would become known as Eli Drake. As a member of Impact Wrestling he showed exactly what WWE was missing out on becoming a grand slam champion in Impact including a much talked about World title reign which was his coming out party to a degree. Following his departure from Impact he would find his way to the NWA and would become a top star in Billy Corgan's new NWA. Eli would team with James Storm to become NWA World Tag Team champion while under contract with the brand and was released from NWA back in November.
Drake was always a highlight on episodes of NWA Power and could've been a nice challenger to take the title away from reigning champion Nick Aldis. In my opinion, this signing is another a big loss from the struggling Alliance, and a ku for WWE. Seeing Drake put his personality on display upon his arrival put a smile on my face and he will bring himself to the forefront of NXT once he's given the opportunity to get on camera once again.
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