Can you blame him? There are so many wrestlers in WWE at the moment and that is a rather good thing. You can never have too much talent to pick from, though sometimes that can present a problem for the wrestlers themselves. At some point you run out of places to put all of these wrestlers, and that can be a problem if someone else gets their place. That was the case again with one current WWE star.
One of the main criticisms of modern WWE is the lack of new star power. This is made even worse when a legend shows up and outshine the younger wrestlers, which could be the case for a variety of reasons. If nothing else, WWE tends to treat its legends like huge deals and that can cause some issues for others involved. One WWE star does not seem to like the idea and has said something about it.
Elias recently appeared on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast and spoke about his issues with legends appearing on major shows. Elias said that he was offended by people like Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Kane and more showing up and taking his spot instead of being out there working with them. However, Elias then heard Undertaker saying that he had a problem with it as well during his Last Ride documentary, which changed Elias’ mind. Instead, Elias said he understood that wrestlers would enjoy being treated like a big star and receiving a large payday and does not have a problem with it any longer.
Elias has gotten to work with some legends before. Check out some of his moments with them:
Opinion: I can understand Elias’ frustrations with this and they do make sense. At the end of the day, Elias and the current crop of stars are the ones out there every week and then they don’t get to work in the big spots while legends do. At the same time though, it is good that he understands the issue, as he might not have a chance to work on these stages without what those legends did in the first place. It makes sense from both sides and Elias understanding that is a great thing.
What do you think of Elias’ take? Does WWE focus on legends too frequently? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!