In the SmackDown episode of January 24, 2020 Elias and Braun Strowman defeated Cesaro and the Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. On January 26th, at the Royal Rumble, Elias participated in the homonymous match entering with the number 2 but was eliminated by WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.
In the SmackDown episode of February 7th, Elias defeated Cesaro. In the SmackDown episode of February 21st, Elias and the Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman defeated Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura in a Symphony of Destruction match.
He portrays a musician who often uses music as a face, to mock his opponents or as a heel, the fans in attendance, although they do chant along when Elias states that "WWE stands for Walk With Elias" Sciullo began his WWE career on the NXT brand, appearing there from 2014 to 2017 where he developed his "Drifter" ring character.
On the latest edition of Busted Open, Elias discussed how much he practices guitar and his songs: “I have a passion for playing music and playing guitar and I’m always thinking of new ways to note, new riffs, sit there jam around on my guitar, new ways to interact with the crowd, new catchphrases, whatever it may be.
So I’m just waiting for the door to open up just a little bit so I can bust through it, you know what I’m saying, that’s all I’m asking for”. On whether he thinks WWE should be less scripted: “You want to feel like you’re watching something organic, I mean Triple H is up there doing the whole thing, and it’s not like he’s memorizing a script and repeating that, and that doesn’t feel good.
Wrestling’s very much about the way it feels. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to create a lot of my own verbiage and things like that because of my character, so I’m all for less scripting and more of allowing the wrestlers to kind of find themselves.
In doing so, it’ll be sink or swim, and then you really will create the best of the best in doing so that way, so, yeah, I’m all for it, less scripting, more letting the guys speak from their heart and saying the words they would say”.