Eli Drake is a former one-time Impact World Champion, TNA King of the Mountain Champion and Impact World Tag Team Champion with Scott Steiner. He has won three Feast or Fired briefcases. Ricker appeared as a cast member on the TNT reality series The Hero, hosted by The Rock.
After his release from WWE, Ricker returned to wrestling on the independent circuit. On September 5, at Full Impact Pro's Fallout, he (along with Mason Ryan and Michael Tarver) participated in a trios tournament, but they were defeated by the Full Impact Puerto Ricans (Lince Dorado, Jay Cruz, and Jay Rios) in the semifinals.
On November 21, 2014, Ricker defeated Kenny King at FSW Luck of the Draw. He made his return to Championship Wrestling from Hollywood for two appearances before he signed to Impact Wrestling in early 2015. During a long interview, Drake announced his free agency status: “After 4 years with Impact Wrestling, some ups, some downs, I would like to thank them for the overall great experience.
Through these years, I had the fortune of carrying 3 different title belts, having my own talk show (Fact of Life) and was always given the trust to craft my own promos, virtually from day 1. I appreciate the chance that was taken on me and the trust I was given, as well as the friends and experiences I gained along the way.
I wish Impact Wrestling nothing but continued success and growth going forward. Today, I am officially a free agent”.