WWE seems to have extreme difficulty creating huge mainstream stars in the PG Era.
The last two men to have come through the ranks and transcended into stardom were John Cena and Batista - both products of the Ruthless Aggression years.
Roman Reigns is potentially the closest we have got in recent years, but the chances of someone who doesn't follow wrestling knowing about him is really slim.
Gone are the days where wrestling is one of the most-watched things on television, when everyone knew Triple H, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Despite making only rare appearances on WWE television nowadays, Austin keeps well up-to-date with the goings on and regularly talks wrestling on the Steve Austin Show.
He's not one to mince his words and he'll give his honest opinion on anything WWE-related.
And this week Austin answered a question relating to who he would like to have one last rivalry with if he hypothetically became a wrestler one more time.
"I'm good friends with Brock Lesnar and it'd be fun to work with Brock 'cause I was supposed to all those years ago, said Austin - referring to when he walked out on the company in 2002 because they booked Lesnar to defeat him on Raw, something Stone Cold believed should happen on pay-per-view.
"I also really think Elias is doing well," the Texas Rattlesnake continued. "I'd like to work with that guy to elevate him. I think he's on his way to being a top guy.
"I've known Brock forever and we're good friends. But Elias has been making more and more progress. The character is coming around.
"The guitar work is great. Damn good hand in the ring. Great gimmick. He's working baby(face) now and I think that's great."
That is some level of appreciation from one legend to an up-and-comer.
You have to remember as well, Elias was nothing special when in NXT, he regularly received go-away heat for being boring, but his gimmick has transcended into something special on the main roster.
He was even able to shift seamlessly into a babyface role having been a heel since his main roster debut in 2017 - this was just a few weeks after receiving nuclear heat from the Raw crowd in Seattle.
And if Elias and Stone Cold feuded, it would definitely be reminiscent of Austin and The Rock's famous 2003 rivalry which led to WrestleMania 19, where The Great One extracted revenge for Austin's previous two Mania victories.
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