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5 reasons why WWE made a mistake by firing James Ellsworth

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James Ellsworth
James Ellsworth

James Ellsworth Morris was an unusual choice for the WWE from the start; he lacked a herculean physique, and his look can be described as unconventional at best. There are even some who speculate that the WWE hired Morris because they wanted to poke fun at independent wrestlers who were skinny but could still wrestle -- like the Young Bucks.

Did the WWE misuse his talent, or should Morris be grateful for the time in the spotlight? Let's look at some reasons the WWE may have made a mistake.

#5 The WWE just gifted their rivals a star

ROH might be a safe landing zone for the jobless Morris.
ROH might be a safe landing zone for the jobless Morris

There's no doubt that talent has always moved about to different promotions; this is as old as wrestling itself. When a wrestler seemed 'stale' in the mid-south, he might be sent to the Texas territories, for example.

Lending out a talent was a huge risk, because you were essentially lining your opponent's coffers. When the WWE released Ellsworth, they gave the independent circuit and other major feds like RIng of Honor a gift -- a wrestler whose name is known to virtually all wrestling fans who they can pick up for a lot less than say, Randy Orton.

The WWE stands to lose out if Ellsworth becomes a major draw in another promotion.

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Christopher Scott Wagoner is a fiction writer and freelance journalist from Austin, Texas. Dune is his favorite novel and Dean Malenko is his favorite wrestler.
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