Last week on IMPACT Wrestling, we saw the Fact of Life get particularly intense between former friends Tyrus and Eli Drake. Things started off hot when Eli Drake aired grievances he had against Tyrus that go back a couple of weeks.
Eli turned his back on Tyrus on the February 9 episode of IMPACT, after Tyrus challenged the DCC to a 3-on-2 match, without consulting Drake first. This risky decision ended with a loss and another fracture in the already rocky friendship.
However, the match against the DCC didn’t seem to be Eli’s main complaint. He got increasingly more frustrated when talking about what happened when Tyrus turned in Eli’s Race for the Case briefcase the week prior to the DCC fiasco.
“I had the Race for the Case. I could have cashed it in at any point for anything, and guess what? You pick EC3,” screamed Drake. He goes on to point out that while he enjoyed beating EC3 with a baseball bat and getting him out of IMPACT Wrestling, he wishes that he would have used that opportunity for a Title match.
While Eli Drake used the Fact of Life last week as a platform to complain, Tyrus used it to clarify his place on the IMPACT roster. In the past, Tyrus has been completely transparent about his job as the “Hired Gun.” He has been complacent with being paid to be the muscle for various IMPACT stars over the course of his career. However, now it is crystal clear that he is owned by no one.
Tyrus yelled, “You want to talk about owning? You want to own something? I’m going to own you in that ring! I’ll see you next week.”
This Thursday on IMPACT on Pop, Eli Drake will face his ex back-up man in the six-sided ring, and the match is sure to be a can’t miss moment.