From the WWE Rumor Mill: Popular SmackDown Superstar leaving soon
What's the story?
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer opened up about the WWE future of James Ellsworth on the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio.
The veteran pro wrestling journalist weighed in on the events from SmackDown Live and speculated that the Ellsworth could be done with the company.
In case you didn't know...
James Ellsworth turned into an overnight sensation when he was squashed by Braun Strowman on an episode of RAW nearly a year ago. His popularity sored and before you knew it, the Chinless Wonder was in the middle of a WWE Championship programme with AJ Styles himself.
His fruitful partnership with Carmella may have come to end this week on SmackDown Live. Miss Money in the Bank superkicked Ellsworth after his loss to Becky Lynch.
The heart of the matter
Meltzer specified that the post-match angle may have signified the end of the alliance. He didn't divulge any further information regarding WWE's possible plans for Ellsworth.
The former WWE title contender recently celebrated his one-year WWE anniversary with reports hinting to the end of his contract. If that is the case, we may have already seen the last of the SmackDown star as the beatdown at the hands of Carmella could be a way to write him off television.
Carmella is part of the SmackDown Survivor Series team along with Charlotte, Tamina, Naomi and captain Becky Lynch. There's a high chance of Ellsworth playing spoilsport for team SmackDown at Survivor Series in a bid to exact revenge.
WWE could even send Ellsworth to the Cruiserweight division which has already seen the influx of talent from the UK division.
Despite garnering the criticism for the opportunities he is afforded, Ellsworth has been one of the most entertaining characters in the past year.
Whether it was his match with Strowman, his angle with Styles and Ambrose or his run with Carmella; the creator of the No Chin Music has been an integral part of SmackDown Live.
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