PWInsider reported this week that James Ellsworth’s return to WWE was far along the line, and he could even make an appearance at Money in the Bank this Sunday from Chicago. It would obviously make sense given Ellsworth’s past association with the pay-per-view, and there are lots of ways he could be used on the show.
Ellsworth and others were quick to debunk this, pointing out that he had a commitment with Middle Kingdom Wrestling (MKW) which would make it near-impossible for him to appear at the Allstate Arena.
… That was until the owner of MKW issued the below statement relaying Ellsworth will not be fulfilling the commitment:
“James Ellsworth informed us last night that he will not be traveling to China. This news comes after repeated attempts by MKW management to contact Ellsworth over the last six days to confirm travel arrangements.
On behalf of MKW, I would like to apologize to the fans who bought tickets with the intention of seeing James Ellsworth wrestle and meeting him in person at the MKW Meet ‘n Greet event. MKW is disappointed by the actions of James Ellsworth, especially at the late nature of the cancellation.”
Given Ellsworth’s stellar reputation in pro wrestling, it seems out of character he would drop a commitment at the last minute, but this is of course Vince McMahon and WWE. All will be revealed Sunday – will the Chinless Wonder return and assist Carmella to ensure Asuka suffers her second single’s loss in WWE?