Elias turned face on a recent episode of Raw by attacking the Acting General Manager Baron Corbin, but it appears that the original plans were for him to continue his tenure as a heel.
Wrestles Votes Twitter account which has broken some stories in the past recently revealed some interesting details on the original plans for Dean Ambrose’s heel turn.
According to them, the original idea was for Ambrose to turn heel by costing Seth Rollins his Intercontinental Championship during a match instead of attacking him.
And interestingly, the opponent of Rollins who was going to win the title was none other than Elias, meaning he would have remained a heel since Ambrose’s heel turn wasn’t planned for much later:
Interesting tidbit for those who like this type of thing: prior to all of RAWs creative plans going up in flames last month, the original Ambrose heel turn angle was to see him cost Rollins the IC title. Who was scheduled to win the strap you ask? Elias.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 29, 2018
Things were of course shaken when Roman Reigns was forced to relinquish the Universal Championship and WWE decided to capitalize on the event by turning Ambrose heel much sooner than they originally intended.