WWE Superstars can sometimes take a break from television and give their character a refreshment. That being said, Elias hasn’t been seen for a very long time. Triple H took care of the Ezekiel character when he took over the reins of WWE creative, and Elias soon departed. Now, it doesn’t look good for The Drifter.
Ringside News exclusively reported in June that, “Elias is not being discussed. This applies to Ezekiel as well.” Things have been silent since then, and there is no word on Elias at this point.
Ringside News was told this week by a tenured member of the WWE creative team that Elias’s name “is never mentioned.” At this point, “no one asks,” because “that ‘brother’ angle killed his career.”
Reports have come out about Elias’ contract status. The current idea is that his deal ended at the end of 2022, and it’s unknown what is going on with him. As of this writing, Elias is still listed as an active Superstar on the WWE roster site, but he is not listed as belonging to any brand.
Interestingly enough, Elias’ name was not included in the 2023 WWE Draft. He might be technically “free agent,” but his name was not called during the program. We will have to see if WWE figures something out for him, but that long-lost brother angle might have totally lost things for Elias in WWE.
It was also previously reported by Fightful that they asked “WWE if Elias has signed a new deal, as many reports had his expiring in late 2022, but we haven’t heard back.” We have not heard that his contract has expired, and he is not on the alumni roster yet.
Elias was recently spotted working out with The Undertaker, so that has to be a good sign for him to a certain degree. That does not mean WWE has any plan for him, because at this point, Vince McMahon’s storyline with Ezekiel might have damaged his character so much that there is no going back.
What’s your take on Elias’ disappearance in WWE? Should Triple H figure something out for him? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!