Samson in April 2016
|Birth name||Jeffrey Logan Sciullo|
November 22, 1987 |
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Elias Samson
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||222 lb (101 kg)|
|Billed from||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Trained by||Shirley Doe
|Debut||June 7, 2008|
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Early career (2008–2013)Edit
Sciullo wrestled extensively on the independent circuit for various promotions in the Northeastern USA, primarily for the International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) under the ring name Logan Shulo. While in the IWC, Shulo won the promotion's Super Indy Championship and World Heavyweight Championship.
In early 2014, Sciullo was signed to a developmental deal by WWE under the ring name Elias Samson. He made his NXT debut at April 24, 2014 tapings, working as an enhancement talent and teaming with Buddy Murphy in a losing effort against The Ascension. Samson was then used sporadically on television throughout 2014 and early 2015, mostly appearing as enhancement talent to wrestlers such as Baron Corbin.
In August 2015, Samson debuted a new drifter musician character in a match taped prior to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, approaching the ring with a guitar before being defeated by a returning Bull Dempsey. Samson then entered the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, where he was paired with Tucker Knight, but the two were eliminated from the tournament by Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson. On the December 23, 2015 episode of NXT, taped before NXT TakeOver: London, Samson defeated Bull Dempsey with a diving elbow drop. In the following weeks on NXT, Samson defeated John Skyler, Corey Hollis, Steve Cutler and Jesse Sorensen. On March 23, 2016 episode of NXT, Samson suffered a loss to Johnny Gargano. After the match Samson attacked Gargano, but Apollo Crews came in to make the save. On the April 6 episode of NXT, taped at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, Samson lost to Crews. Following this loss, Samson started a losing streak, first losing to Shinsuke Nakamura on the May 4 and to Finn Bálor on the May 11. On the November 16 episode of NXT, Samson defeated Nathan Cruz.[unreliable source]
On the March 15, 2017 episode, Samson appeared to gloat over Kassius Ohno, who had just lost a championship match against Bobby Roode. Ohno challenged Samson to a "Loser Leaves NXT" match, which Samson lost on the March 29 episode. On April 1, Samson, wrestling as the masked "El Vagabundo" (Spanish for "The Drifter"), faced Oney Lorcan. Vagabundo lost after being unmasked.
On April 10, 2017, Samson debuted on Raw, appearing on the stage briefly during an eight-man tag team match, as well as walking through the crowd during another match later that night. Samson would continue to appear in the background playing this guitar during backstage segments over the next few weeks. On the May 22 episode of Raw, Samson would make his in-ring debut, defeating Dean Ambrose by disqualification after The Miz would intentionally attack him. On the June 19 episode of Raw, as Samson was performing a song in the ring, he would be interrupted by Finn Bálor, who was making his entrance for his scheduled match against Bo Dallas. Later that night, Samson would attack Bálor as he was being interviewed backstage, telling him to "never upstage him again". The following week on Raw, Samson would team with Cesaro and Sheamus against Bálor and The Hardy Boyz in an six-man tag team match in a losing effort. On the July 10 episode of Raw, he lost to Finn Balor.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- International Wrestling Cartel
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Luchas de Apuestas recordEdit
|Winner (wager)||Loser (wager)||Location||Event||Date||Notes|
|Kassius Ohno (contract)||Elias Samson (contract)||Orlando, Florida||NXT||February 22, 2017||Aired on March 29, 2017|
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