James Ellsworth talks AJ Styles, Chris Jericho, WCW, more

Oct 18, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

via Chuck Carroll:

I wanted to pass along an interview I did for CBS Sports with James Ellsworth literally minutes before he boarded a plane to Denver for tonight’s SmackDown.

I asked whether he thought the title match tonight would be his final appearance in WWE and he wasn’t sure. He’s hoping not, but they keep him in the dark.

I also asked about whether he’s getting recognized more in public now and which WWE talents have been helpful to him.

The full interview can be found here

Has there been any talk from WWE about possibly bringing you back after your title match against AJ Styles?

I have an idea, but I don’t really know. I don’t think it will be the last you see of me, but I don’t know. They really keep me in the dark about everything until I get there at TV. I have a little hint that it might happen, but I really am 100 percent not sure.

That has to be nerve-racking.

[laughs] Oh, it absolutely is. I’m just trying to stay levelheaded and cool. I will say this. If nothing else were to happen after Tuesday, man, I did more than I thought I would ever do, and I’m very happy and blessed with how my wrestling career has winded up.

Chris Jericho recently talked you up in Sports Illustrated. That’s got to be an amazing feeling to have that type of support from one of the giants in the wrestling business.

Absolutely. Especially a guy that’s one of my favorites. A guy that I grew up watching and was so entertained by. He started in ECW in 1994, I believe. I was about nine years old, and I noticed him right away. And in WCW, I was definitely a Jericholic as a teenager. He always stays entertaining. In wrestling, he’s one of the best ever. So, to have him helping me out, it’s just amazing. It just shows you what type of guy he truly is. He doesn’t have to help me out, but he does it because he wants to. It’s amazing.

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