Former Impact Champion Talks Negative Environment While In WWE Developmental

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WWE is a place where so many people dream about going but for some people who got there under Bill DeMott’s reign of terror, their WWE dreams turned into nightmares. DeMott was pushed out of his gig as the head trainer a while ago and replaced by Matt Bloom who has been able to do great things, but DeMott still left an awful impression on many people.

Eli Drake was one guy who DeMott really rubbed the wrong way and the former Hugh Morris gave Drake nothing to laugh about. He convinced Eli that he hated him and left him feeling unwanted in an environment where he wanted to be in.

While discussing how he was treated by Bill DeMott with Wrestling Inc, Drake painted a pretty good picture of what it was like for him under Bill DeMott’s leadership.

“I mean obviously I guess justice was served in some way with his exit there. I will say I didn’t get it to the degree of what I here some of the guys got at FCW where they were getting some of the physical stuff, because there were cameras and microphones and everything at the PC.”

“Eyes were on you at all times, so there were different ways he’d mess with you. There’s a big etiquette thing with wrestling, but every day you come in, you shake everybody’s hand, you introduce yourself, you say hello. You go up to say hello to the head coach who you think is supposed to be your example, he looks at your hand and walks way. He tells other people he hates you but then tells you that he’s working. And that’s fine, and I could’ve chosen to react to that a certain way, but man, I have a habit of just being very straightforward.”

Drake had spoken about DeMott before, especially during X-Pac 12360, when Bill heard what Drake said about him on the podcast, he made some attempt to make things better, but Drake wasn’t buying it.

“He tweeted back to me recently after hearing me on X-Pac’s podcast and said, ‘I’m sorry if anybody feels like I hated them.’ It’s B.S. I completely ignored that tweet until right now.”

“I wanted to be like, ‘You know what? Go f— yourself, Bill.’ But as far as like something I think about on a daily basis, no, I don’t care. Move on with your life, I’ve moved on with mine. I’m loving life, making money doing what I love to do, making good money and living comfortably. I drive a Corvette and live in L.A., baby!”

Only time will tell if Eli Drake will eventually find his way back to WWE, after all, he is still one of the best talkers in Impact Wrestling. But maybe he Bill DeMott hadn’t treated him like he did then he never would have left to begin with.

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