Following a long hiatus since August 2021, Elias return during a previous episode of Monday Night RAW, as Elias came back as his younger brother Ezekiel Things went awry right after that.
Eventually, Ezekiel was written off WWE television after Triple H took over as he did not like the gimmick whatsoever. Afterwards, Elias spent some time away from television in order to grow his beard.
Prior to the main event, Riddle was in a segment with Elias. While reluctant at first, he let Matt Riddle listen to him sing and then stuck around for the main event.
Late in the match, Riddle was about to win the match with the RKO but Elias ran in the ring to try to attack Rollins after Rollins superkicked him earlier at ringside. As Elias ran in, he bumped into Riddle and that allowed Rollins to get a second wing and hit a curb stomp for the win.
From what it seems, WWE is likely planning to turn Elias heel. If not a heel turn, WWE could also be setting up Rollins to defend against Ali, Riddle, and Elias in a Fatal 4-way at Crown Jewel.