There’s a rumor being spread around, and amplified by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful that the WWE is trying to lock other wrestling promotions out of Tampa Bay next year for WrestleMania. Sapp talked to Joey Janela and asked about the rumor, to which Janela said they already had their venue secured and there was nothing the WWE could do. Janela did preface this as an “if” scenario, as there is no word yet for sure if this is actually going to happen. It should be noted this isn’t the first year this has popped up as a rumor, ironically enough when the WWE went to Orlando a few years ago for WrestleMania, the news about six months out also picked up a rumor that ended up being nothing more than that.
While talking to the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Eli Drake talked about his upcoming contract renewal, saying;
This is the time where, truth be told, I run up on May 31st here with IMPACT. So if that’s the case, then it’s time to start thinking about what options I have, things like that. Look at me being open! There’s a couple months left on this; should I stay or should I go? We will find out, but the deal is, there are so many options out there now and it’s just a matter of how can I best boost my brand awareness, and how can I also put more money in my pocket? I’m also looking at longevity; I’m 36. I feel like I’m 19 but sometimes my body doesn’t agree with me. It’s just a matter of figuring out what’s going to work best for me long-term.
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT ❗️❗️❗️
— House Of Glory (@HOGwrestling) March 26, 2019