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Elias thinks feuding with Jeff Hardy can be used as stepping stone to WWE main event picture



Elias did an interview with Sports Illustrated to discuss a wide range of topics.

During it, he spoke about his recent return to WWE television and feud with Jeff Hardy.

Last week’s episode of WWE Raw saw Elias return from injury and attacked Hardy by bashing his guitar. This was after Elias had been sent to the red brand in the 2020 WWE Draft.

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Elias had been on the sidelines since May after he had suffered a torn pectoral muscle and required surgery. WWE did a storyline angle where Elias had been hit by a car driven by Hardy during his DUI storyline.

According to Elias, he thinks this feud with Hardy can get him into the main event picture.

“This story is going to be fun,” Elias says. “I grew up a huge wrestling fan, and I love when stories make sense and fans can connect the dots in their own mind as to why things are happening, along with some mystery and reveal.

“I know exactly what is ahead of me, and I’m ready for it. I’m willing to put all my effort into my story. I’m ready for Jeff Hardy, and I’ll be ready for big stories with guys like Drew McIntyre and A.J. Styles. Jeff can be a stepping stone right to that main event picture.”

Elias also talked about being called up to the main roster, his new album, and more. Check out the full interview here.