After several months of absence due to injury, wrestler Elias is back on WWE TV and is apparently ready for a feud with Jeff Hardy, a feud that will keep him busy for the next few weeks at least on Monday Night Raw. There is a lot of curiosity around Elias and we need to understand now what WWE's long-term plans will be for The Drifter.
Elias met Ryan Boman and gave an exclusive interview to SportsKeeda's microphones where he talked about his career goals, both from a musical point of view and for what concerns the world of wrestling.
News on Elias
Another victim of the move wound up being Elias, who told Sports Illustrated that he was originally meant to face John Cena at WrestleMania 36 in the culmination of a three-year story.
“New Orleans, I’m in the mix with John and the Undertaker,” Elias says of WrestleMania 34. “The next year, I’m in there with John and the Undertaker again—John at WrestleMania, the Undertaker the night next on Raw.
I was supposed to go on and face the Undertaker at the show in Saudi Arabia. That never ended up happening because of Goldberg, but that was supposed to be my match. The year after was supposed to be myself against John Cena at WrestleMania in a three-year running story.
Things obviously changed and that didn’t end up happening”. Elias would wind up facing Baron Corbin at WrestleMania instead, while Wyatt faced Cena in a memorable Firefly Funhouse match. The former 24/7 Champion said that he received a call from an unknown number at 1 am on the day of WrestleMania 34 and that he was told to arrive at the arena immediately.
"It was one of our talent relations guys. He said, ‘We need you to come to the arena right now.’ And I said, ‘Really? Right now?’ And I was told there was a car waiting outside the hotel for me”.
Elias' role on The Show of Shows that Vince McMahon had kept a secret was to interrupt 16-time World Champion John Cena, who was set in face off against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 34. Cena attacked Elias as he was expecting The Undertaker to arrive in the ring.
The two then had a segment in the following year's WrestleMania, where Cena brought back his Doctor of Thuganomics gimmick. Elias revealed in the same interview that he was supposed to face John Cena this year, at WrestleMania 36.