Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that James Ellsworth is not signed to a deal with WWE right now. He is also still booked for indie dates. Ellsworth was not offered a WWE deal upon his return at Money In The Bank (MITB), and Asuka destroying him at Extreme Rules last night has caused speculation from fans as to whether or not it was a way to write him off WWE TV again.
Ellsworth Tweeted the following after Extreme Rules:
Always good going back to the arena that will always have a special place in my heart
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) July 16, 2018