James Ellsworth praises Chris Jericho for helping him in WWE

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It's been a quite incredible few months for James Ellsworth in World Wrestling Entertainment.

From a local athlete who's job it was to let Braun Strowman destroy him on an episode of Monday Night Raw, to defeating AJ Styles on SmackDown LIVE for the WWE Championship.

Of course, he won that match via disqualification, which meant Styles remained as the champion, but it does give him a 2-0 record over The Phenomenal One.


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Ever since making his debut against Strowman, the WWE Universe have bought into Ellsworth, and that has shown in his recent t-shirt sales.

After debuting his new shirt on last week's SmackDown LIVE, Ellsworth has actually outsold the likes of Goldberg, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins.

If that doesn't show how over he is with the WWE Universe, then nothing will.

As it stands, the fan favourite isn't signed to an official contract with WWE, but with the fans on his side, it wouldn't be a surprise if he sticks around for a lot longer.

There are already suggestions of him being an entrant in January's Royal Rumble, which will certainly please the majority of the WWE Universe.

Recently, Ellsworth has spoken with CBS Boston about various topics, and he revealed which WWE superstar helped him the most after his debut on Raw.

Maybe unsurprisingly, given his experience in the business, Ellsworth named Chris Jericho as the man who helped him the most, saying he invited him on to his podcast immediately after his debut.

He also revealed how Y2J would go out of his way to give him advice on a regular basis.

Ellsworth said: “That is definitely 100 percent Chris Jericho.

"The day after I did the match with Braun Strowman he contacted me on Twitter and wanted me on his podcast (Talk Is Jericho). I went in and did the podcast with him the next time I was at TV.

"Ever since then we text all the time. He gives me advice and helps me out. He’s just an outstanding human being. Absolutely. Especially a guy that’s one of my favorites. A guy that I grew up watching and was so entertained by.

"He started in ECW in 1994, I believe. I was about nine years old, and I noticed him right away. And in WCW, I was definitely a Jericholic as a teenager. He always stays entertaining.

"In wrestling, he’s one of the best ever. So, to have him helping me out, it’s just amazing. It just shows you what type of guy he truly is. He doesn’t have to help me out, but he does it because he wants to. It’s amazing.”

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