During the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up, Elias was drafted to the SmackDown brand. Just before Elias was to have a musical performance, he was interrupted and attacked by Roman Reigns who was also making his SmackDown debut.
The following week, Shane McMahon challenged Reigns to a fight for attacking his father. Reigns came out and was attacked from behind by Elias, who assisted McMahon in beating up Reigns. Elias then challenged Reigns to a match at Money in the Bank, and Reigns accepted.
At the event, Elias was defeated by Reigns in 10 seconds. On the May 28th episode of SmackDown Live, Elias pinned R-Truth with the help of McMahon and Drew McIntyre, winning the 24/7 Championship, his first title in WWE. He lost the title in the same night against R-Truth, after a tag team match that also involved Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre.
R-Truth pinned him after the match with the help of Roman Reigns. The following week at SmackDown Live he defeated again R-Truth in a Lumberjack match for the 24/7 Championship, but in the same episode, while the lumberjacks brawled with each other, Truth pinned him under the ring ending his second reign.
Elias participated at the 51-Man Battle Royal at the 2019 Super Showdown but he was the last eliminated by the eventual winner Mansoor. After this, Elias continued his alliance with Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, helping them in various feuds and matches.
During the special episode WWE Smackville he was defeated by Shane's new rival Kevin Owens. On the August 12, 2019 during the Raw episode post-SummerSlam, Elias pinned R-Truth in the backstage after hitting him with his guitar, regaining the 24/7 Title.
In a recent interview with Argus Leader, Elias talked about his SummerSlam night: “I was all over the place at Summer Slam and anytime I can get involved in anything, I’ll make the best of it and do what I can.
I was out there doing my performance and nobody in the world saw that Edge was coming out, myself included. There’s a whole story to that that’ll come out someday. But what a moment that was, the crowd began to go insane when he came out there.
So that was really something to be a part of. Then later on of course as a special enforcer with Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens. I did everything I could to stop Kevin Owens, but the guy just outsmarted everybody”.