Elias has been out of action for a while after suffering an injury that required surgery as Ringside News exclusively reported. That pectoral injury has all healed up, and now the Drifter is back.
Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, and Seth Rollins were having a barnburner of a triple threat match. Then Elias jumped in and smashed a guitar over Jeff Hardy out of nowhere.
AJ Styles got the pin as Elias made his statement. This was a surprising return for Elias, and it marked the second night in a row during the draft where a return from injury took place. Lars Sullivan returned during the first night of the WWE Draft on Friday Night SmackDown.