Elias on Whether He Enjoys Comparisons to Jeff Jarrett, The Honky Tonk Man & The Rock


Elias was recently interviewed by Brian Campbell with CBS Sports.  During the interview, he addressed the many comparisons he receives to wrestlers of the past:

On Whether He Enjoys Being Compared to Jeff Jarrett & The Honky Tonk Man:

“Not at all, They’ve got a great wrestling background, but when it comes to wrestling and entertainment there’s nothing like it. For the record, Jeff Jarret cannot play guitar. Honky Tonk Man cannot play guitar. Elias? Guitar, piano, harmonica, drums, you name it.  I can do anything.  I even wrote a song on my album called “Nothing I Can’t Do” that just lists off a bunch of things I can do.  When I hear the comparisons, I get it because they carried a guitar around, but when you look at us individually there’s just no comparison.”

On His Feelings About Being Compared to The Rock:

“That’s another thing and I hear [comparisons to] The Rock… That’s a subject that gets me fired up,” Elias said. He came out, he played guitar. First off, he did cover songs, I’m doing originals. That’s one little thing. He did these concerts, “Rock Concerts,” maybe five, six times throughout his career. I am performing on a nightly basis for WWE. I’m doing it in front of tens of thousands of people at the live events then millions on Monday Night Raw.

The Rock can not do what I do. The Rock had plenty of catchphrases but my performances are on a different level. If The Rock ever wants to come and walk with Elias, he knows exactly where to find me. It’s my show on Monday Night Raw. Rock, I know he’s a busy man, but I’m a busy man too and I would make time for The Rock if he shows up.”

Credit to CBS Sports, H/T Wrestling Inc.

You can check out the full interview below:

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