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.”


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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