Now that James Ellsworth has an actual Smackdown contract, and Dean Ambrose has another shot at AJ Styles this Sunday (yes, already) at TLC, the future looks bright for the Man With Two Hands and the Lunatic Fringe. But it does present a very real question: what’s next for Ellsworth, now that he pretty much has everything he ever wanted? The newest Smackdown Superstar and the #1 Contender to the WWE World Title were on ESPN recently, and gave some insight into their plans beyond this week.
“Well, I hope one day that Dean Ambrose, hopefully at TLC, becomes WWE Champion. And after that, maybe we can become Tag Team Champions, [Ambrose] and I, James Dean.”
Ambrose also touched on why Ellsworth has managed to become such a popular figure on Smackdown, against all odds:
“Well, a lot of people watch WWE SmackDown or Monday Night RAW and they envision themselves in the ring as a normal person in the ring and they imagine what would be like to stand there under the lights on the big stage and just feel all that electricity and what that would be like. And they dream of being able to do that one day. This man literally came off his couch and did that one day and he nearly got killed. And then, he came back and did it again and nearly got killed again. And then, he nearly got killed again. Some how, he’s still standing here today. And I think that everybody could just picture themselves in the ring as James Ellsworth.”
You can see the full interview here: