Elias came up from NXT as “The Drifter” Elias Samson. He dropped the nickname and soon lost his last name, but Elias picked up a title on SmackDown Live tonight.
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Shane McMahon showed up for “Shane McMahon Appreciation Night.” Elias and Drew McIntyre flanked him on either side as they continued to put Shane McMahon over.
Elias had a song for McMahon, but then R-Truth jumped over the barricade as he was chased by Drake Maverick and surprisingly, Truth slid in the ring to hit a slam on Maverick and defeat the 205 Live GM.
Suddenly, McIntyre and Elias beat R-Truth down. Elias hit a Drift Away and Drew McIntyre nailed a Claymore Kick before Elias scored a pinfall over R-Truth to win the 24/7 Title.
This marks Elias’ first title in WWE and he seemed very happy to hold it above his head.
This title reign was very short lived as Roman Reigns assisted R-Truth in winning his title back before the end of the night.