After coming up short in his WWE Championship match against AJ Styles at this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, James Ellsworth spoke with CBS Sports about his uncertain future in WWE.
Regarding whether or not fans will see more of him after he came up short in his WWE Championship match against AJ Styles at this week’s SmackDown Live show, Ellsworth claimed he is unsure, noting WWE “keeps him in the dark about everything.”
“I have an idea, but I don’t really know. I don’t think it will be the last you see of me, but I don’t know. They really keep me in the dark about everything until I get there at TV. I have a little hint that it might happen, but I really am 100 percent not sure.”
Ellsworth admitted that it is nerve-wracking not knowing what the future holds, but claimed that if nothing else happens, he already did more in WWE than he ever expected to.
“[laughs] Oh, it absolutely is. I’m just trying to stay levelheaded and cool. I will say this. If nothing else were to happen after Tuesday, man, I did more than I thought I would ever do, and I’m very happy and blessed with how my wrestling career has winded up.”
As far as whether or not he caught wind of the comments made by Chris Jericho, who put him over while talking to Sports Illustrated, Ellsworth admits that he did see Jericho’s comments.
“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.”