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WWE shortens Elias Samson’s name on their website

WWE has updated Elias Samson’s profile page and he is now referred to as “Elias”. As you can see below, “Samson” has also been completely removed from his bio.

Aside from his trusty six-string, Elias doesn’t seem like the type of guy that cares about earthly possessions, or even about having a place to call home.

The brawling balladeer debuted in NXT in late 2015 after a series of musical vignettes foretold of his arrival to town. With bruising antics and strength to spare, Elias made an immediate mark inside the yellow ropes, despite the vocal disapproval of the NXT Universe. It was time for the strummer to roam elsewhere, however, after he came up short in a Loser Leaves NXT Match against Kassius Ohno in March 2017.

Following his dismissal from NXT, Elias sauntered onto Raw, strolling through the locker room one week and onstage the next, always strumming his faithful guitar.

Elias’ insulting songsmithing proves that he’s not interested in mass appeal, but when he begins to croon in the middle of the ring, the WWE Universe has no choice but to “walk with Elias.”

Elias defeated Finn Balor in a No DQ match on Monday’s episode of RAW. Bray Wyatt interfered and cost Balor the match. It appears that Balor is heading into a feud with Bray Wyatt for WWE SummerSlam. Time will tell what role Elias will play in WWE’s second biggest PPV of the year on August 20th.


  • Bacon

    VKM is an old, decrepit megalomaniac who cant accept anything he hasn’t had an influence in shaping. He needs to die.

  • Killswitch

    I wish they’d stop shortening names. “Elias” sounds so generic. Names like Cesaro and Rusev are okay because they’re more than just someone’s first name, but this wasn’t necessary in my opinion.