The WWE has found an unlikely star in James Ellsworth, who has two wins against WWE World Champion A.J. Styles despite not being part of the main roster. In a recent interview, Ellsworth revealed some of the stories backstage in the WWE and gave a great message to people with dreams.
The 32-year-old became an instant celebrity on the July 25 episode of Monday Night Raw when he got squashed by Braun Strowman. The internet lit up due to Ellsworth not having a chin while also having a great quote before his match, “Every man with two hands has a fighting chance.”
James Ellsworth memes bombarded social media and it was only a matter of time before the WWE brought him back again. He appeared on the September 13 episode of SmackDown Live wherein he was attacked by The Miz.
The Baltimore native then defeated A.J. Styles in a non-title match with Dean Ambrose as the special guest referee in the October 11 edition of SmackDown. He received a title shot this week wherein he won via disqualification.
It was amazing to see the fans chant his name and the WWE even gave him his own merchandise that can be ordered online at WWEShop.com. In a recent interview with CBS Boston, James Ellsworth revealed that Chris Jericho and Arn Anderson are very nice to him and give him advice.
“I went in and did the podcast with him (Jericho) the next time I was at TV. Ever since then we text all the time. He gives me advice and helps me out. He’s just an outstanding human being,” Ellsworth said.
“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,” he added.
James Ellsworth also has some advice for people that want to achieve their dreams: “Spread the word that if you have a dream, you have a chance, because any man with two hands has a fighting chance.”
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