Jericho welcomes James Ellsworth to the show.
Ellsworth points out that he didn’t expect to sign a WWE contract until the moment they offered him one. Ellsworth admits that he didn’t even have a contract while he was working the main event angle on Smackdown Live with A.J. Styles.
He was able to have a great 16-month run in WWE before being released, but he was very dissapointed with his release nonetheless. He points out that professional wrestlers always wants more, and he still thinks he had more to give.
Jericho points out that Ellsworth’s run was fantastic, because he was on television during his entire run in a high profile spot. Jericho adds that Ellsworth had more World Championship shots than he did during his 16-month run.
Ellsworth informs that it was Carmella’s idea for them to pair up. She went to Vince McMahon with the idea and he loved it. He pulled them both into his office shortly thereafter and that was a nerve-wracking experience. McMahon told them that he wanted this pairing to generate some heat for Carmella, and Ellsworth promised McMahon that he’d make that happen.