Earlier this week, PWInsider reported that former WWE Superstar James Ellsworth was scheduled to return to the company in some fashion (whether it be one shot or a longer relationship) this Sunday at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Other news outlets were quick to “kill the rumor” as Ellsworth would quickly tweet out that he would be in China for a booking on Sunday:
China this week people pic.twitter.com/K5QqhO3wLS
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) June 11, 2018
After some research, I was able to determine that despite the booking in China it was still very plausible that Ellsworth would be able to make his shot and fly back in time for Money In The Bank (which you can find here). The showtime in China is 3AM Central time, then a 12-hour flight into Chicago, meaning it would be a quick turnaround, but still very possible.
Today, Casey Michael, who is the owner of Squared Circle Sirens, tweeted out an announcement from MKW Wrestling stating that Ellsworth has subsequently pulled out of the booking and will not be making the trip. Additionally, MKW added that it was “spoiling surprises for another company”:
— casey michael 🏳️🌈 (@ifyouseekcasey) June 14, 2018
EA’s Take: There’s this thing in the world of news, whether it be wrestling-related news or just in general, that’s seemingly fallen by the wayside in past years and it’s called “research”. These other sites that blasted PWInsider for “false information” are looking really stupid right now, when all they had to do was a simple, little bit of research to see that even had he made the trip to China, Money In The Bank was still possible. Instead, they try to be the “smartest guy in the room” and now they’re going to be the ones looking like the fools for “false information”. We don’t say “Always Use Your Head” just because it’s catchy. There is always that possibility WWE scraps it due to everybody finding out about their plans, but if you ask me, 2 + 2 = 4.
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