Tonight a new episode of SmackDown Live was celebrated fully of surprises and announcements related to the immediate future of each champion in the brand. One of the most important and surprising was the decision of general manager Paige who “Fired” James Ellsworth.
— WWE (@WWE) July 25, 2018
The manager had a crossword with the now former Smackdown Live superstar when she was about to declare herself a contender for the WWE Championship. After the brief verbal confrontation, Paige immediately decided to dismiss Ellsworth and requested that company personnel remove him from the arena.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 25, 2018
It seems that after this week episode Ellsworth finishes his second tour with the company, although it will wait for an official confirmation of the company considering that this dismissal was part of a live segment of the program, something that in the past has confirmed the dismissals of some former superstars and members of the company. If so, the fighter returns to leave WWE, having returned during the Money In The Bank event held last June.
It is worth mentioning that the journalist Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter had reported on the contractual situation of Ellsworth. As he had indicated, Ellsworth did not have a fixed contract with the company and still, it conserved several of its independent dates reason why it was possible that the agreement was of brief duration, another indication of the aim of the bond between him and the company.