Since returning to WWE television in November, Elias has changed his tune on the guitar. Previously known for going after babyfaces and making fun of the local town, Elias is now aiming heels and getting the crowd on his side.
Speaking to Commercial Appeal, Elias discussed his babyface turn and how he's able to control the audience with his music.
“Whatever it may be, something doesn’t work out the way it would in Elias’ dream situation, so I had to step back and figure out what that might be,” said Elias on not finding championship success as a heel. "[The crowd] need to be on your side, and it just so happens I’ve got the power to manipulate people with my music, with my words, with everything I do, and it looks like that is the approach I am going to have to take moving forward. A lot of times the truth can hurt. I might’ve said some things about Memphis in particular in the past that may have upset them, but I’m thinking this time around the truth is just going to be accepted on a much bigger level.”
Elias entertained fans on New Year's Eve on Fox with a special tune, which you can check out by clicking here. Elias hasn't wrestled on television since losing in the quarterfinals of King of the Ring in September.