James Ellsworth

WWE announced the release of James Ellsworth (James Morris) on Wednesday.

Ellsworth had signed a one-year deal with the company late last year after becoming involved in a storyline on Smackdown Live involving AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose.

He first appeared on WWE television earlier this July in a squash match against Braun Strowman on Monday Night RAW, but became memorable for his performance. Ellsworth was later paired with Carmella working as her valet on Smackdown Live.

We noted in our Smackdown Live report last week that it looked like WWE planted the seed to write him off television after he lost a singles match against Becky Lynch. After the match, Carmella took out Ellsworth with a superkick. During the remainder of the European tour, Ellsworth was beat up by the Smackdown women’s division at live events.

WWE’s full statement reads:

“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar James Ellsworth. WWE wishes Ellsworth the best in all of his future endeavors.”

  • John Naylor

    Although this was expected, he did make a better career in WWE than anyone could have thought. I doubt we will hear his name again but you never know.

  • Chris C-Plus Herron

    Say what you want about the man, but I really hate it for him losing his job around this time, but I’m sure he’ll bounce back from this.

  • Jason Blasen

    This is only going to further his worth in the smaller markets. Kudos to him!

  • Sentinel

    Not really surprising. This comes pretty aprupt, but after the Carmella story was done there wasn’t really a place for him anymore.

  • goddessroleplay

    He did FAR better then he had any right to do through out the entirety of his wwe career. I wish him the very best until the black hole in his chin absorbs him and goes supernova killing every one instantly.

  • Colby

    Good on James for living his dream and living it bigger than anyone could have ever guessed 🙂

  • Man, a month away from Christmas is a terrible time to lose your job, but I’m sure, having done as well as he did in WWE, that he’ll bounce back pretty quick.

  • “There goes my hero, watch him as he goes”

  • Cameron Huff

    I’m not sad that he’s gone,but I hope he can do well in his feature endeavors. Hopefully,if he decides to go back to the Indies he’ll have better storylines.

  • TheCyberZon

    Actually a black hole is the end result of a supernova but still..LOL! XD

  • TheCyberZon

    What’s Ellsworth James doing in the Impact Zone?!!
    But seriously Anthem, don’t even think about it.

  • SteelCity1981

    never saw the appeal in him…