James Ellsworth Talks AJ Styles, His WWE Run, A World Title Shot, More

Smackdown Survivor Series mascot James Ellsworth recently spoke to the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling Podcast about his current WWE run. You can check out submitted highlights, courtesy of Chad and John below, and the full podcast at this link.

Having a somewhat unpredictable role on Smackdown:

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“Right now I've been showing up every week for the last (probably four weeks and we are not done yet.  I guess I can say that but it's amazing and everyday like you said earlier I have to stop and pinch myself and make sure it is real because this is literally my dream come true right before my eyes. If anybody out there has a dream go after it because I am living proof that it can happen. I don't look like the typical WWE guy at all, I am not the blueprint for what they look for but I just kept wrestling and kept fighting and kept scratching and crawling and did I think any of this would ever happen? No. But did I give up on it? No and this would have never happened if I just said I am not going to make it there and I'm going to quit trying and you can't quit trying.”

Being the number one contender for the WWE Championship:

“Yeah, I had a WWE title match on live TV in the main event. I just never thought any of this would have ever happened and that promo that I did when I said one day I am going to tell my grand-kids I wrestled for the WWE title, that's real. One day I will be able to tell my grand-kids that I wrestled for the WWE title and what an amazing accomplishment and it is because of the fans and I'll say it a million times because I am well aware of that.”

Being 2-0 against AJ Styles:

“It is amazing and it kind of scares me in a way because AJ is so popular and it's well deserved. In my humble opinion he is the best wrestler in the world right now and people know it. Of course they are excuse me hiccup victories but still to the fans, they love him and that is their favorite guy. I think social media's favorite guy is AJ Styles with all of the smart fans and it is kind of scary and I hope they don't wind up hating me because of that because I have victories over AJ Styles. It is all just going along with what we are doing on TV with him and Dean Ambrose and I am just happy to be a part of it and it is amazing that I get to be a huge part in their angle and I'm just enjoying it.”

Will he be getting a future title shot:

“Well that is the cool thing about it and to be honest with you I don't know what's going on with me either and I like it that way. To watch TV every week (RAW or Smackdown) and not know what they are going to do and you guess and it is still the same way for me. I am guessing what they are going to do and thinking to myself maybe we will do this or maybe do that but I don't know until TV day like you guys. Yeah, I'll know before because I am a part of it but I don't know until the day of just like any fan and that is fun for me. If I knew what was going on the next two or three weeks’ worth of TV obviously that would be great but I kind of like not knowing and showing up for work and hearing that this is what you are doing tonight.”

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