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Indie News: James Ellsworth creates his own Championship

David Cullen
ANALYST
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37.16K   //    20 Feb 2018, 06:52 IST

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He's got a hell of a fighting chance now

What’s the story?

Former WWE Superstar James Ellsworth has created his very own Championship belt that he intends on defending throughout the independent scene.

In case you didn’t know…

James Ellsworth became an internet phenomenon in 2016 following his squash loss to Braun Strowman. After spending 2017 managing Carmella, WWE allowed the one-year long contract that Ellsworth signed in 2016 to run out on 15 November 2017.

Before the decision was made for WWE to part ways with Ellsworth, he had apparently been planned to have an intergender match with Charlotte at WrestleMania.

The heart of the matter

Ellsworth revealed on his Twitter account on Monday, 19 February that he had created his very own wrestling Championship. He has created the Intergender Championship and will be defending it with both men and women throughout the independent scene.

This kind of Championship fits Ellsworth well as he has the perfect build to match up with women in wrestling matches. Interestingly, Ellsworth's final WWE match was an intergender loss to Becky Lynch on the 7 November episode of Smackdown.

What’s next?

Ellsworth is keeping busy with independent appearances. He recently had two high profile fixtures, first a loss to Magnus in an NWA World Championship match on 11 February, and then a win against WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler on his ACW homecoming on 16 February.

Ellsworth has already announced many more independent appearances, including Wrestlecon in New Orleans.

Author’s take

I am very interested to see where James Ellsworth is going to take this. The idea is likely heavily inspired by the legendary Taxi star and performance artist Andy Kaufman, who proclaimed himself to be the World Intergender Wrestling Champion, and Women's Wrestling Champion of the World, after defeating several women in wrestling matches.

I would love to see Ellsworth face some of the top independent women's wrestlers in the world today, as well as other performers such as Joey Ryan.


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