The name Jeffrey Sciullo may not ring a bell whenever it is mentioned but Elias Samson strikes a major chord in the minds of many globally, especially amongst WWE fans. Samson is a professional wrestler who currently plies his trade with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He earned the nickname ‘The Drifter’ while working under ‘NXT’ which is the developmental promotion brand of WWE. Samson has previously worked in the indie circuit, having performed professionally as a wrestler under different independent wrestling promotions in the United States of America.
Jeffrey went by ‘Heavy Metal Jesus’ and ‘Logan Shulo’ whilst working in the indies but would take up the name Elias Samson upon his arrival at WWE. The two-time WWE 24/7 Championship winner is also a musician who besides singing, plays the piano, drums, and guitar. He featured in ‘WWE: Walk with Elias’ – an album released in 2018 by WWE Music Group. The American wrestler also employs the use of music in his wrestling as part of his tactics, especially in teasing fans and opponents. Following Elias Samson’s promising and successful career, fans all over have shown interest in knowing details of his upbringing, family life, and what have you. Read on as we try to provide answers to questions often asked about this wrestler.
Elias Samson’s Biography
Jeffrey Logan Sciullo, popularly known by his stage name Elias Samson, was born on 22nd November 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. There are no official records detailing the schools he attended, but it was gathered upon investigations that he indeed attended high school where he played baseball which helped form part of his athletic background.
Upon leaving high school, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by enrolling at the Pro wrestling school. It was also uncovered that Jeffrey has a degree in Business Management, though the institution he attended is yet to be confirmed.
The wrestler made his professional debut on June 7, 2008, in North-eastern part of the United States. He was a part of the International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) where he won two major championships organized by IWC – the World Heavyweight Championship and Super Indy Championship. His successes at IWC got him on WWE’s radar, getting them to overlook thousands of wrestlers at the time. He performed in front of WWE scouts in a tryout match in Hershey against WWE star Dean Ambrose, the response from the scouts was negative, prompting him to intensify his training.
By the start of 2014, after being rejected four times, he impressed William Regal, a veteran scout under WWE with an eye for talent in a tryout match. Subsequently, WWE offered Elias Samson a developmental deal on NXT which he signed. NXT is now popularly viewed as an alternative wrestling circuit aside from it being a preparation stage for grooming talents for SmackDown and Raw. He made his debut on NXT under the ring name Elias Samson and was mostly regarded as a jobber. His RAW wrestling debut came in April 2017 when he made the main roster. In 2018, Elias was honored with the WWE Year-End Award for Breakout Superstar of the Year. He is at present stationed at WWE performance center in Orlando where he continues to train and improve himself.
As hinted earlier, the IWC World Heavyweight champion has a thing for music. He plays the piano, drums, and guitar quite well and has some records to his name. He was featured in WWE: Walk with Elias, an album released by WWE music group in 2018.
Wife, Parents, and Family of Elias Samson
The ‘Drifter’ has managed to keep his personal life very private and out of the reach of the public. Nonetheless, it is known that his love for music and the guitar began in his teenage years when he received a guitar from his father.
As at the time of filing this report, nothing else is known about his family life. It is not known if he’s married or dating anyone just as it is difficult to tell anything about his parents and siblings. Thankfully, Elias Samson has been gaining more popularity of late, so we can hope to learn more about his family in the nearest future.