This week saw WWE release yet another superstar from their roster, James Ellsworth. Whether you were a fan or not, he had memorable moments and added a certain something to the company.
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 15, 2017
After making the announcement, numerous superstars added their comments to Ellsworth’s release:
The world would be a much better place with more people like @realellsworth! Undeniable work ethic and a great attitude. Thanks for letting millions of people live vicariously through you! https://t.co/2NAjnn2YIp
— Scott Dawson (@ScottDawsonWWE) November 15, 2017
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) November 15, 2017
Classy statement. Be very proud of what you accomplished, Pretty Jimmy. Very few performers get to live the WWE dream. Chin up (figuratively), strong, keep moving forward.. Seeya down the road, pal. https://t.co/1IGPVSZVJN
— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 16, 2017
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) November 15, 2017
Most expect James Ellsworth to hit the independent scene as soon as possible. He became a household name within the WWE Universe and achieved a lot in the time that he had at the company. It’s also worth considering that this isn’t even the last time he’ll be at WWE; Ellsworth could always sign a new contract a few years down the line to return. Popular or not, it’s a possibility.
Among all the best wishes, one WWE superstar took the opportunity to make the news a little more self-centered and build some extra heat to his in-ring persona by tweeting a special message to James Ellsworth.
everyones favorite underdog, quietly & humbly lived his dream on tv, gave others hope, did what was asked, made friends along the way & almost became WORLD CHAMP? Gross! You are what is wrong with pro wrestling @realellsworth
ps I’m taking back MY finisher #Duh
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) November 15, 2017
However Ziggler followed this up the next day with a Throw Back Thursday tweet showing that it’s not all about him:
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) November 16, 2017
Many have actually speculated that Ziggler is trying to suggest that he is leaving the company soon as well. However this is pure speculation and rumour built up around Dolph using the word “independent” in a tweet, but perhaps worth noting.