Eli Drake Makes NXT Debut – Reveals New Ring Name

Former Impact Wrestling champion Eli Drake has made a surprise NXT debut by interrupting the TakeOver: Vengeance Day pre-show panel to unveil his new ring name.

LA Knight, FKA Eli Drake

Former Impact Wrestling Champion Eli Drake has made a surprise WWE debut with a brand new ring name.

Drake appeared on the pre-show for NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day by interrupting the preview panel to announce himself as LA Knight.

Having most recently worked in the NWA, Knight is a surprise signee who will presumably go straight to the TV roster.

He previously worked in NXT as an enhancement talent in 2013/14 before making his name in Impact Wrestling. He left Impact under something of a cloud, being reportedly fired for his refusal to work an Intergender match against Tessa Blanchard.

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