James Ellsworth Knew He'd Be Back In WWE

James Ellsworth says the crowd reaction at Money in the Bank meant a lot.

James Ellsworth returned to WWE to assist Carmella in retaining her Smackdown Women's Championship at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. He had been gone from the company since November when he was released.

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In an interview with Ringside News, Ellsworth said he knew he'd be back but was surprised by the crowd reaction.

“It was one of those things where WWE and I parted ways the first time I knew I’d be back. I didn't think it’d be that quick. After hearing the crowd, I was like wow, I guess they missed me. Trust me, it’s a big blessing when people miss you and miss you entertaining them. I’ll never forget that moment in Chicago. I gotta thank the Chicago fans for that. I mean, they could have booed me out of the building, they could not have cared, but they cared. That meant a lot to me," said Ellsworth.

During his first run with WWE, Ellsworth competed against AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, was in a rare intergender match against Becky Lynch, and appeared at WrestleMania 33. In the interview, he said being at WrestleMania 33 was unbelievable.

The full interview is available at Ringside News.

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