Elias is a current member of the Raw roster who got introduced on the post-Wrestlemania episode.
Previously, he was a part of the NXT roster by the name of Elias Samson. He was given a gimmick of a guitar-player after coming to WWE Raw. Also, before each of his matches on the main roster, he comes up with a new song where he attacks the host city, in general.
Currently, he is in a feud with Apollo Crews alongside Titus O’Neil for the past couple of weeks. Since he is in the midst of a mini-push, he has received consecutive wins against both Apollo and Titus on numerous occasions. This week’s Raw also witnessed one of those matches between Elias and Apollo with Titus standing by the ringside.
Despite the presence of the leader of the Titus Worldwide, the heel one picked up yet another victory over the babyface Apollo. While the match was less attractive one, the finishing was an interesting one. Elias used another additional move apart from his finishing manoeuvre, “Drift Away”. He stole a page from The Undertaker’s book.
As seen at the end of the match, Elias pulled off the vintage move by The Phenome, “Old School Maneuver”. Usually, one superstar does not imitate another one’s move unless the creative team directs it. When it comes to a move from the legendary Undertaker, it is barred. Since the Deadman does not appear in the WWE, regularly, Elias has not taken the permission to perform it, either.
So, former WWE Superstar, Bubba Ray Dudley aka Bully Rey has reacted on Twitter on this incident. He is a veteran in the pro-wrestling industry and has been friends with the Undertaker for a long time. So, the legendary tag team champion does have an idea how Taker would have reacted to this as stated below:
I “rolled my eyes” on #Raw once and got a call from the Deadman the next day.
Elias is in BIG trouble!!
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) October 10, 2017
Some might have thought that it was a tribute to the Undertaker, some think that it was a disrespect shown to legend. For this, Elias might end up being in the dog-house of the WWE which should end his current push as a heel. If this happens soon, then this is not a good news for the young superstar.