WWE brought Elias up to the main roster and he lost his nickname and last name in one fell swoop. “The Drifter” Elias Samson was no more, and he was repackaged into the Superstar that everyone knows today. That character is in for a big change.

A report came out eariler today which said that Elias’ new gimmick was shot down because he looked too much like “Macho Man” Randy Savage. We have new information to refute that report.

Ringside News asked around about this report concerning Elias and we were told that is “false information.” In fact, we were told that “Elias was backstage a few weeks ago with no beard and cropped hair.”

It’s funny that a comparison to Savage was made, because we were also told that many “thought he looked Savage-like with the beard. He’s shaved the beard.” We asked about future creative plans and will update with any new information on that front.


We will have to see what happens for Elias next, but he will have a much different look whenever he does re-emerge.

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