Do you know what WWE stands for? It's not "World Wrestling Entertainment," but "Walk With Elias." The popularity of Elias has skyrocketed toward the end of 2017 and he's starting to gain momentum heading into WrestleMania 34. The success of Elias on the main roster is a rarity because he was considered a flop in NXT.
In a recent appearance on the Edge and Christian Pod of Awesomeness, Elias revealed the reason why he is much more successful in the big lights of the main roster than down at developmental. "The Drifter" noted that he is enjoying creative freedom for his character and he has the support of some of the top people backstage.
"I don't want to put too many names out there, but people in charge have given me a great deal of freedom when it comes to being out there. So I'm able to try a lot of things and say a lot of things. I'll say 'if you don't let me sing, I'm just going to leave' and then say 'wait, I like the sound of my voice, I think I'll stay.'"
Elias has found a way to stand out from the rest with his weekly guitar segments. He gets a lot of cheers despite telling the audience to shut their mouths while also singing hurtful things about the city he is performing in.