WWE’s Elias walks in footsteps of Memphis greats

WWE's Elias talks Memphis wrestling, wrestling lifestyle

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - WWE Superstar Elias walked into Memphis ahead of Monday Night Raw and stopped by the WMC Action News 5 studios.

The Drifter teased a performance in front of the Bluff City.

"An Elias performance is worth the price of admission," he said.

Every city he goes to, it's a different song. Elias, the quasi-music star, is set to play his guitar for fans in the Bluff City, following in the footsteps of B.B. King, Elvis and others.

"And now Elias is here. What a perfect fit," he said.

Elias said there's a different feeling in Memphis than performing in other cities.

"Every city we go to is a little bit different, but there's a little bit extra...I wanna say energy because of the history in Memphis here. It's the fans of wrestling past and present getting together and it's going to be fantastic tonight."

Andrew Douglas made the unfortunate mistake of calling it "an act."

“I really don’t like you calling it an act,” Elias said. “Because this is my real life. This is who I am, and this is what I do.” (Fortunately, no digital content producers were placed in a choke hold this time. Thanks, Samoa Joe.)

For him, the last few years with WWE have been a dream come true.

"It's everything you want it to be if you're a fan of wrestling, because that's what I am, a fan of wrestling," he said. "I always wanted to be a wrestler."

WWE Monday Night Raw is live at FedExForum on Monday night.

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