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Elias Thought He Could Have Been Incredible As ‘Monday Night Messiah’, Says They Gave It To Seth Rollins

Elias could have been “The Monday Night Messiah”.

Seth Rollins had a memorable run as “The Monday Night Messiah” in 2020. He was paired up with the Authors of Pain. However, according to Elias, the former WWE star was the one who came up with the gimmick.

Speaking with Alistair McGeorge of Metro, Elias commented on coming up with different characters and noted that he thought he could have been “incredible” as the “Monday Night Messiah.”

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

Elias emphasized that he did not have any ill feelings toward Rollins, but he believed that he had a “real vision” for the character.

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

Elias: That’s How The System Works

Elias went on to note that he had many pitches. He pointed out that sometimes the ideas went to talent that the company wanted to invest in.

“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,” he said. “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

Elias then said that, at the end of the day, that was how the business worked, and he knew what he was getting into.

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