I've only been watching NXT for a couple weeks so I'm not too familiar with Elias Samson. I saw him for the first time about a week ago, and to be honest it took me a minute to realize he wasn't James Storm. Even though I'm not familiar with Samson I am a fan of the Drifter gimmick. Today I learned I might be in the minority as I attended an NXT house show this afternoon and the Drifter was pretty much the only guy that didn't appear to be over with the crowd. I think the gimmick has some potential. After all, a wrestling career seems to be ideal for a drifter. He earns his money by drifting from town to town fighting every night. I think he should have a 'I don't give a fuck' attitude. I don't see this character being in the business trying to win titles or fulfill a childhood dream. He's not looking to get a WrestleMania moment. This guy should be someone living day to day and earning enough money in one fight to get him to the next one. Of course personal feuds can develop and title shots can be earned but this guy should look at wrestling as his way of making a living instead of achieving glory. I still haven't seen enough of the performer but I look forward to seeing where the gimmick can go.