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Indie News: James Ellsworth to take on Emma in an intergender match

6.62K   //    09 Feb 2018, 04:14 IST

Two popular wrestlers in Emma and James Ellsworth were released from the WWE in late 2017

What's the story?

Wrestling Inc. has reported about an upcoming intergender match between two recently released WWE Superstars, James Ellsworth and Emma.

In case you didn't know...

Ellsworth's last match with the WWE was actually an intergender match on SmackDown Live. On 7 November 2017, Ellsworth lost to Becky Lynch. The match lasted about seven minutes with Ellsworth tapping out to Lynch's Disarmer.

The heart of the matter

This match will take place on 30 March for the Big Time Wrestling promotion. The show will take place in Altoona, Pennsylvania. After Ellsworth's release, he posted a hilarious picture on Twitter showing a list of women he'd like to wrestle in pro wrestling, similar to what Cody Rhodes did after he left the WWE.

It definitely wasn't a list of women he'd like to defeat as Becky Lynch "disarmed" him in their match last November.

It appears that Emma will be using her real name Tenille Dashwood in the indies. She was released by the WWE on 29 October last year after being with the company for nearly seven years.

As for Ellsworth, the WWE didn't trademark the James Ellsworth name so he can continue to use it in the indies. He was released on 15 November last year after becoming a cult favorite after a July 2016 squash match against Braun Strowman.

What's next?

Starting on 12 February, Ellsworth is going to be able to take bookings. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest on both Ellsworth and Emma.

Author's take

I have no doubt that this will be an entertaining match. I can't wait to see how this one turns out. It was definitely a bummer that both Emma and Ellsworth were released from the WWE, but they will definitely not be short on work in the indies. I still think the door is open for at least Ellsworth to return to the WWE someday, but I'm not as confident that Emma will ever return.

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