WWE had allegedly plans for Elias to win the WWE Intercontinental Title a few weeks back.
Elias is currently receiving what appears to be a significant babyface push on RAW, with a slow build, but it seems that WWE would really push him through the red brand. @WrestleVotes reports that Elijah was set to win the title of current champion Seth Rollins when they became Dean Ambrose heel last month. There is no word yet why the title change was nixed.
Elias is now feuding with Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and General Manager-Elect Baron Corbin. Rollins will defend his title against Ambrose at WWE TLC pay-per-view December 16th. It is rumored that push for Elias will continue into the WrestleMania 35 season.
Interesting time for those who like this kind of thing: Before all RAW's creative plans went up in flames last year, the original Ambrose heel angle was the angle to see that he cost the Rollin's IC title. Who was scheduled to win the strap you ask? Elias.
– WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 29, 2018