In the last several weeks the rumor mill has continued to heat up around James Ellsworth’s future with the WWE. There has been a growing sense that he would ink a deal at some point in the near future. According to Wrestling Inc., Ellsworth recently made a huge announcement.
“It’s fitting that I officially announce right here in Western Pennsylvania where this WWE journey started that I have officially been given a WWE contract,” Ellsworth said (thanks to Wrestling Inc. reader Brad O’Hara for sending us the video).
This a huge credit to Ellsworth cashing in on his growing popularity since joining the WWE. He has become a fan favorite that has gained a prominent role in the company as that has developed. All of this led the WWE pursue inking him to a deal in order to take advantage of the profit opportunity.
It will be interesting to see how long that the WWE will ride this wave given that there’s not much character development for Ellsworth outside of being involved in the Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles feud. Once that runs its course, it will be interesting to see what will be next for him. As for now, Ellsworth will find plenty of solace in the fact that he’s now a WWE superstar.