In a surprising turn of events, Rick Boogs was drafted to SmackDown, although he has been primarily absent from WWE throughout 2023. This decision shocked many, mainly since Boogs has been associated with Elias since his return from injury.
SmackDown drafted Boogs as a solo act, leaving Elias undrafted and uncertain about his future on either brand. During a recent episode of RAW Talk, Cathy Kelley interviewed Boogs about his thoughts on being drafted to the Blue Brand.
Boogs enthusiastically replied, "I'm over the freaking moon, okay. I'm Boogin' out. I'm Boogin' out! The h*ttest show on Fox, 'Thick Rick, ' is the most desirable. Thank you so much. I couldn't have done it without you, man. Thank you."
Elias Bitter Draft Reaction
Disappointed by not being picked, Elias replied sarcastically to Boogs' gratitude.
"I know you couldn't have done it without me," Elias retorted. "It's great, man; you made it to SmackDown; it's cool, dude. Look, you're only on SmackDown, which is great. You understand, right? Now you are only on SmackDown. You've been drafted; you get it?" Boogs seemed confused, asking, "No, what do you mean?" Elias continued, "Look, I mean, some people can be only on SmackDown, and others might show up on RAW, might show up on SmackDown." Boogs then inquired if Elias had been drafted to both shows.
"Okay, technically, that's not the case, but I'm free. I'm free, man," Elias clarified. "Look, I'm not going to limit myself to one show or the other; Elias is an attraction. You know, RAW and SmackDown, the whole world wants to walk with Elias? I'm right up there.
You got Brock and Omos and Elias; we're attractions, people wanna see us, so I'm not going to limit myself to one show or the other." This exchange has left fans speculating on the future of the Elias-Boogs partnership. Their alliance may end with Elias remaining undrafted and expressing his desire to be an "attraction" on both RAW and SmackDown. As the WWE Draft unfolds, only time will tell what's in store for Elias and Rick Boogs.