At 36 years of age and after his departure from WWE in September, Elias has ventured into a new phase as a free agent. Today, he revealed that he has changed his name to Elijah and shared a video on social media to announce it.
In the video, viewers see him journeying through a valley, culminating in his arrival at a site that resembles his own grave.
Hello… I am ELIJAH pic.twitter.com/2oDFDUkKEz
— ELIJAH (@_Iam_Elijah_) January 1, 2024
Elias was known for his musical talents, often playing the guitar and singing songs that mocked his opponents or the crowd. He had memorable feuds with top stars such as John Cena, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman.
In 2022, Elias introduced his “younger brother” Ezekiel, who was actually just Elias with a new look and a different accent. This storyline was met with mixed reactions from fans and Elias was later released by the WWE in September 2023.