Call it a change. A wrestler has to do a lot of things, but one of the most important is their character. Not only do you have to find a good one, but you also have to find one that fits the wrestler as well as possible. That can be rather tricky a lot of the time and on occasion, an adjustment needs to be made. It seems that we have seen such an adjustment again, and it might surprise you.

A video on Elias aired during this week’s Monday Night Raw. The video featured Elias walking around a fire as clips of his matches with Jaxson Ryker aired. At the end, Elias eventually burned his guitar and walked away, saying that he once said that WWE stood for Walk With Elias. Now though, Elias knew that he was dead. It is not clear what kind of a new character this may lead to.

Elias has wrestled for WWE since 2014, appearing both in NXT and on the main roster. During his time with the company, the guitar has been Elias’ signature as he regularly sings about either his opponent or whatever city the show is taking place in that week. Elias’ lone championship success in WWE is a single 24/7 Title reign, though he has stayed in the middle of the card for most of his run with the company.

This could be different. Check out the vignette and more of Elias from better days:

Elias makes a burning statement: Raw, Aug. 9, 2021

FULL MATCH - John Cena vs. Elias: Raw, Dec. 25, 2017

Jaxson Ryker vs. Elias – Symphony of Destruction Match: Raw, July 19, 2021

Opinion: I’m not sure where this is heading, but it is something that is probably long overdue. Elias has not exactly been moving up the card very much in recent years and it is nice to see WWE trying something else with him. Granted it would not surprise me to see them change things up again, but at least it seems like they are realizing that an adjustment might be needed.

What do you think of the change? What should Elias do next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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