Rumor Killer On James Ellsworth Appearing At MITB

We previously noted that PWInsider reported that James Ellsworth is pencilled in to return to the company at this weekend’s Money In The Bank (MITB) pay-per-view (PPV). Ellsworth was released from the company back in November.

It was speculated he could return during the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship match between Carmella, who he as affiliated with on-screen before making his WWE exit, and Asuka. The report did note that Ellsworth was “definitely” planned for MITB.

Ellsworth recently took to Twitter and seemingly killed that rumor. He revealed he’ll be in China over the weekend on Sunday for the Middle Kingdom Wrestling promotion. Ellsworth is scheduled to defend his Intergender Championship against Ferguson, Tyra Russamee and a mystery opponent in a Fatal Four-Way match.

He’s also scheduled for an MLW meet and greet on Saturday. If all this proves to be true, it looks like Ellsworth won’t be in Chicago for MITB: