Jeffrey Sciullo is a 33-year-old professional wrestler from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently signed to the WWE and performs on RAW under the ring name, Elias.
From 2008 to 2014, Sciullo worked for various independent wrestling promotions in the Northeastern USA, but wrestled primarily for International Wrestling Cartel under the ring names Heavy Metal Jesus and Logan Shulo. While wrestling for the International Wrestling Cartel (IWC), Sciullo won the IWC’s Super Indy Championship and World Heavyweight Championship.
Elias’ WWE Debut
In 2014, Sciullo signed a developmental contract with WWE and began using the ring name, Elias Samson. He made his NXT debut in April and worked as an enhancement talent teaming up with Buddy Murphy to take on the Ascension in a losing effort. Throughout 2014 and early 2015, Sciullo continued wrestling as enhancement talent to wrestlers.
In 2015, Elias Samson debuted as a drifter musician in a match prior to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn where he defeated Bull Dempsey. As Elias Samson he entered the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament teaming with Tucker Knight but were eliminated by Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson. For the rest of 2015 and throughout 2016, Samson racked up victories and then went on a losing streak in 2016 to competitors including Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Bálor.
Elias faced Kassius Ohno in the first ever “loser leaves NXT” match in March 2017. Samson lost the match and the following week he wrestled his last match on NXT as the masked “El Vagabundo.”
Elias’ Main Roster Debut
In 2017, he was called up to Monday Night RAW where he made his debut briefly on stage during an 8-man tag team match and then later walking through the crowd that night. He had his first match on May 22, 2017 defeating Dean Ambrose by disqualification. In July 2017, WWE shortened his ring name to just Elias.
In January 2018, he competed in his first Royal Rumble match and lasted 26 minutes before being eliminated by John Cena. He also entered the Greatest Royal Rumble match and lasted over 30 minutes but lost the match after being eliminated by Bobby Lashley. Elias also entered the 2019 Royal Rumble as entrant number one but again, he was eliminated by the eventual winner, Seth Rollins.
Elias Drafted To SmackDown
In the 2019 WWE Draft Elias was drafted to SmackDown. On the May 28th episode of SmackDown, with the help of Shane McMahon, Elias pinned R-Truth for the 24/7 Championship, his first title in the WWE. He lost the title the same night after he was pinned to R-Truth.
The following week in a lumberjack match against R-Truth, he won the 24/7 Championship for the second time but was pinned the same night. At the 2019 Super ShowDown, Elias was the last competitor before being defeated by the winner, Mansoor. Elias went on to win and lose the 24/7 Championship two more times to R-Truth.
In 2020, he entered the Royal Rumble as entrant #2 but was quickly eliminated by Brock Lesnar.
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- International Wrestling Cartel
- IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)
- IWC World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- WWE 24/7 Championship (4 times)
- WWE Year-End Award