Elias Returns From Injury On WWE Raw
He turned heel in the process...
On last night's episode of Monday Night Raw, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins and Jeff Hardy faced off in a Triple Threat match in The Monday Night Messiah's farewell to the red brand. All three Superstars battled back and forth but Rollins was removed from the equation as the match came to a close, leaving Styles and Hardy alone in the ring.
The Charismatic Enigma appeared to have the match won as he caught AJ with a Twist Of Fate. Before he could make the cover, though, Elias appeared from out of nowhere and smashed Hardy across the back with his guitar, handing the victory to The Phenomenal One.
Later in the show, The Drifter revealed he attacked Jeff because he thinks the former Intercontinental Champion hit him with a car back on May 29. The identity of the man behind the wheel of the car which struck Elias has never been confirmed by WWE, though.
The hit and run angle was set up to write Elias off TV after he legitimately suffered a torn pectoral muscle. He was expected to be out of action for months, and he ended up spending five months on the sidelines.