WWE has released yet another superstar.
That WWE superstar is James Ellsworth, who got his start in the professional wrestling business in 2002.
He had his initial WWE run, as one of Adam Rose's "Rosebuds" whenever the company came into the Baltimore area. He was first introduced to the WWE Universe when he had his first WWE singles match on the July 25, 2016 episode of Raw as an enhancement talent, being quickly defeated by Braun Strowman.
Ellsworth gained some praise and subsequently developed a cult following due to his meek appearance and enthusiastic pre-match promo. He declared that "any man with two hands has a fighting chance" before being easily defeated by Strowman.
Ellsworth resurfaced on WWE television on the September 13 episode of SmackDown Live as the mystery tag team partner for AJ Styles against Dean Ambrose and John Cena, only to be attacked by The Miz (his replacement in the actual match) as he walked down to the ring.
Ellsworth continued to be involved in Styles' rivalry with Ambrose, as he felt that he owed Ambrose a favor due to his support and aiding him in his matches with Styles, offering Ambrose assistance.
After legitimately signing with the sports entertainment company, this real life event was worked into a storyline on the 22 November episode of SmackDown Live, when Styles goaded the injured Ellsworth to face him in a ladder match for the right to be a SmackDown superstar with his contract suspended above the ring.
After his loss to AJ Styles, Ellsworth allied himself with Carmella. This leads us to now. As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena on the USA Network, Carmella turned on Ellsworth by super kicking him after his match with Becky Lynch.
WWE sent out the following statement on Wednesday morning:
WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar James Ellsworth. WWE wishes Ellsworth the best in all of his future endeavors.