According to reports, a James Ellsworth return to WWE was being discussed as far back as late April at the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. There was reportedly talk of having Ellsworth appear at the Saudi Arabia event. There was even a pitch to have him work the Greatest Royal Rumble match itself.
As many of you know by now, Ellsworth made his return to WWE Sunday night at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. He helped Carmella defeat Asuka.