• “He cut all his hair off. He cut his beard for what?” – Former WWF Writer On Elias
RAW Superstar Elias’ musician gimmick ended in 2021. WWE aired vignettes which showed him burning his Guitar.
WWE Officials were working on Elias’ new character and they came up with a new look, but he reportedly looked too similar to “Macho Man” Randy Savage, so they nixed that character.
Here’s what Wrestlevotes reported:
“Interesting note on Elias, source states they had no end plan for graveyard vignettes. Just shot them to kill off the ‘music’ gimmick.
His initial rebranding weeks back looked too similar to Randy Savage w/ colorful trunks & beard so Vince & co didn’t like it. Back to square 1.”
There are still no plans for Elias returning to WWE programming, not even for WrestleMania 38. A tenured member of the WWE creative team told RSN the following:
“I don’t remember the last time his name came up. It’s been so long.”
On SK Wrestling’s Legion Of RAW, former WWF Writer Vince Russo addressed a report of Elias being seen with “no beard and cropped hair” backstage on RAW.
Below is what Russo said:
“I don’t even know if you know this, okay? Elias looked like a bonafide superstar, bonafide! Bro, did you know? We haven’t seen him in so long. I don’t even know if you know this, bro.
Did you know they had him cut everything? For what? They haven’t used him since! He cut all his hair off, bro. He cut his beard for what? You’re not going to tell me that’s not a rib?”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 11, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the MCI Center in Washington, District Of Columbia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Raven vs. Crash Holly
– X-Pac vs. Billy Gunn
– Steve Blackman vs. Kaientai