5 things you probably didn't know about WWE Superstar Elias
Of all the WWE Superstars who have made the switch to the main roster from NXT, it’s fair to say that very few fans had high expectations for Elias.
Monday Night Raw’s singing sensation made little impact in NXT, at least in terms of television storylines, and even die-hard wrestling fans would have been forgiven for barely knowing who he was when he debuted.
However, ever since he first appeared on Raw, Elias has featured prominently on the show and his popularity has grown to such an extent that he has become one of the best things on WWE television every week.
In this article, we take a look at five things about the man behind the character, real name Jeffrey Logan Sciullo, that you probably didn’t know.
#5 Jeff Hardy named his finishing move
In an era where seemingly everybody’s finisher can be kicked out of on a monthly basis, Elias’ Drift Away finishing manoeuvre is more clinical than most on the WWE roster and it’s rare that the move doesn’t put somebody away for the 1-2-3.
Speaking on The Steve Austin Show in December 2017, Elias recalled how fans used to chant “Drift A-Way” (to the tune of The New Day clapping) at him in NXT.
The Pittsburgh native’s finisher used to be called the Rolling Cutter during his NXT days but, after a suggestion backstage from none other than Jeff Hardy, he decided to pay homage to the crowd chant by renaming the move Drift Away.