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WWE News: Dolph Ziggler destroys the recently released James Ellsworth on Twitter

Riju Dasgupta
16.96K   //    16 Nov 2017, 12:31 IST

The SmackDown Live superstar was absolutely vicious
The SmackDown Live superstar was absolutely vicious

What's the story?

SmackDown Live Superstar Dolph Ziggler recently took to Twitter, and posted about the recently released James Ellsworth in a rather derogatory manner. Here is what he had to say about the underdog's release:

We have reason to believe that it was all a work though. This is because Ziggler retweeted a post from James Ellsworth about independent bookings.

In case you didn't know...

We recently brought you the news that James Ellsworth had been released following his dream run in WWE.

Having come on board as an enhancement talent only, he quickly connected with the WWE Universe and ascended the ranks in almost no time at all, being booked in programs with AJ Styles.

Also Read: WWE News: James Ellsworth expresses his gratitude for the SmackDown Live locker room

Ellsworth achieved a lot in the short time that he was in the company, even participating in the first intergender match in years, against Becky Lynch.

The heart of the matter

Ziggler is playing the role of the disgruntled employee on television, who is the 'best in-ring performer of all time', but gets overlooked as he's not about flash and pizzazz.


Ellsworth, on the other hand, was a gimmick without any real in-ring skills, who got over with the WWE Universe. We believe that the Tweet was an extension of the gimmick that Ziggler's playing currently.

Of course, the 'finisher' reference alludes to Ellsworth delivering the 'No Chin Music', a superkick that plays on the fact that Ellsworth has no chin.

Also Read: WWE News: Twitter reacts to James Ellsworth's release

Ziggler, who channels Shawn Michaels in many ways, also delivers the Superkick as his trademark finishing move.

What's next?

Ellsworth will find work in the independent circuit for sure, now that he's a household name. Ziggler is still a part of SmackDown Live, although he has teased quitting the company several times now. Who knows what the future holds?

Author's take

I think Ziggler has the utmost love and admiration for James Ellsworth. He's just working the WWE Universe, and furthering his gimmick. It's impossible to dislike someone like Ellsworth, quite honestly.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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