Former WWE Star Claims Seth Rollins Gimmick Was Meant For Him

Former WWE Star Claims Seth Rollins Gimmick Was Meant For Him WWE

Former WWE star Elias, now going by the ring name “Elijah”, has claimed Seth Rollins gimmick was meant for him.

In September 2023, WWE made their latest round of talent cuts, which included former 24/7 Champion Elias.

Following his release from the company, Elias, now known as Elijah, has been making appearances on the independent wrestling scene.

Ahead of his appearances on the UK independent scene, Elijah spoke with Metro and revealed that he was the mind behind one of Seth Rollins’ gimmicks. He said:

“I was always coming up with different characters, ways to evolve Elias into the next thing. There was a character that I really thought could have been incredible myself, it was the Monday Might Messiah.”

“And if you realise, Seth Rollins and AOP ended up – for lack of better terms, they just gave it to those guys.”

On the vision that he had for the character, Elijah said:

“I had a real vision of me being the Pied Piper of Monday Night Raw and controlling people, with kind of a cult like leader,”

“The biblical themes and things like that, I always love that Messiah stuff.”

On the gimmick being “one of many” pitches he made to the WWE creative team, Elijah said:

“There’s guys that just are getting paid more or getting put more in a spotlight, and they might want to put the resources into those guys,”

“It’s no discredit to Seth, the guy’s absolutely incredible. But this is how that’s how the system works, you know what I mean? That’s the risk you take with giving these ideas.”

Elijah will be appearing for North Wrestling and others in the UK this summer. Meanwhile, Seth Rollins is currently out of action following knee surgery in April.

Rollins recently revealed a new look amid his wrestling hiatus, which you can read at this link.

Want a career in the professional wrestling industry but don’t know where to start? Enrolment is now open for the first-of-its-kind Wrestling Masterclass – click here for details

2 months ago by SP3



Get the latest wrestling news straight to your inbox

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from WrestleTalk