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Eli Drake signs with NWA, appears at ROH Best in the World

Eli Drake was revealed as Nick Aldis’ tag team partner for ROH Best in the World tonight.

Aldis came out during the pre-show and was set to reveal who his tag team partner was when James Storm came out. He said he wasn’t his partner, but wanted to know who it was. It was then when Aldis introduced Eli Drake, using that name.

Drake came out and cut a short promo, saying that he was no longer the hottest free agent in the world and that the NWA and ROH would be turned upside down.

Drake was fired from Impact Wrestling in April after he became critical of Impact’s booking, namely when he was booked in a match against Tessa Blanchard that he was against doing. Drake declared himself a free agent earlier this month. 

The NWA confirmed earlier this week that Aldis’ tag team partner had signed an exclusive deal with the promotion.

Colt Cabana was originally set to be Aldis’ tag team partner, but had to pull out of the event due to a hematoma in his quadriceps.