What else does he have up his sleeve? Some wrestlers’ characters can be summed up in just a sentence or two, if not less. A lot of them have one note characters and do little more than that no matter what they are involved with at the moment. That is the kind of thing that can limit what they are doing, but it also allows them to make some major changes in a hurry. That may be the case again this week.
One of the simplest characters around today is Elias, as his entire persona can be summed up as “he plays guitar and sings songs making fun of other wrestlers”. That is the vast majority of what there is to know about him and it limits the amount of stories that can be told about him. WWE might be interested in trying something else with him though and that seems to be the case.
During this week’s episode of the Bump, WWE released an update on Elias, saying that he has a bruised larynx and broken fingers thanks to an attack by King Corbin. Last week on SmackDown, Corbin attacked Elias backstage, crushing his hand between two equipment cases and hitting him in the throat with a baton. This would suggest that Elias will not be singing or playing the guitar for the foreseeable future, meaning that he could be undergoing a character change. There is no word on when Elias will next appear on television.
— WWE’s The Bump (@WWETheBump) April 22, 2020
It was a heck of a beating. Check out Corbin attacking Elias and what Elias can do when healthy:
Opinion: I’m not sure how long a change like this would last as Elias doesn’t seem to be the most versatile guy in the company. Maybe he can surprise us, but the music thing was all he has ever done in WWE. This seems to be something that could keep him off of television for a bit, and it might be a good idea to have tweaked things slightly when he makes his return.
What do you think of Elias? What else should he do when he gets back? Let us know in the comments below.
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