Elias Samson was the Drifter from NXT, but he soon dropped that nickname after his main roster call-up. Then he lost his last name. Now it seems that he is lost all together.

We exclusively reported in December that Elias was spotted backstage with a clean shave and shorter hair. He never made a return to television, but he is still on the roster.

Ringside News asked around about Elias and his current whereabouts. We were told that he is in “creative purgatory” right now. In fact, his name isn’t coming up at all.

A tenured member of the creative team told us that, “I don’t remember the last time his name came up. It’s been so long.” That being said, they aren’t even batting around ideas about Elias at this point.


Elias was literally burying his old persona the last time fans saw him. WWE dropped a couple cinematic promo videos that indicated Elias in for a change. As of this writing, fans are still waiting for that to happen and it might take far longer than anyone anticipated.

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