WWE have released James Ellsworth.
A short statement on WWE.com confirmed the news, which had been expected due to the upcoming expiry of his contract. He was recently written out of WWE storylines, which further increased speculation that a parting of the ways was imminent,
Ellsworth first appeared on WWE TV in July 2016, losing a Raw match to Braun Strowman, however he soon gained a following online thanks to his performance and unique appearance. He next showed up on Smackdown Live in September, becoming part of the main event angle between WWE champion AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose. He was soon signed to a WWE contract, something that was written into the storyline on TV, and actually picked up three victories over Styles.
Since January, Ellsworth had been aligned with Carmella.