Booker T is getting tired of the James Ellsworth appearances on Smackdown.
On a recent episode of his Heated Conversations podcast, Booker T said it was time for Ellsworth to return to the independent circuit.
"It is old. I’m tired of seeing James Ellsworth," Booker said. "This kid had one hell of a run, but send him back to the independents. I’ve seen this guy at a convention, I was appalled, but this guy is going to live this run for quite some time. He’s probably getting a good price out there on the Indy show. They’re probably bringing him in as an attraction, but the thing of it is, me personally I’m not a hater, but you must ride it for as long as you can. Look at Hornswoggle, he worked with WWE for 6-7 years, you can’t hate people like that, but you wonder how James Ellsworth fit into the WWE mold? It just makes you wonder. There are people in my Reality of Wrestling just scratching at the door, so when I see Ellsworth, there’s just got to be a way, but you have to wait your turn, but it’s definitely getting a little old."
Ellsworth made his WWE debut on the first episode of Raw following the roster split this summer, losing quickly to Braun Strowman. He made a handful of appearances since but has been a regular on Smackdown for almost two months as part of the ongoing rivalry between WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose.