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Countdown to WWE Royal Rumble 2018: What if James Ellsworth Wins?

LiquidAE.com is counting down to the WWE Royal Rumble event on January 28, 2018. Taking place live from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, this will be its 30th anniversary.

The Royal Rumble match is a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor.

The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion or WWE Universal Champion.

 

James_Ellsworth_Stat_PhotoWWE Superstar: James Ellsworth
Height: 5′ 9”
Weight: 176 lbs. 
From: Baltimore, MD

 

Before dismissing this “What if” as having 0 chance, keep reading.

Ellsworth may not be the biggest, fastest or strongest person to step into a ring, but he has heart. There was a time when people rallied behind his “Any man with 2 hands has a fighting chance” credo. With creative writing and support it could happen again. With Ellsworth being released from WWE on November 15, 2017, this would make for an even more compelling underdog, comeback story. If you follow the posts of his colleagues on social media, the consensus is his co-workers were saddened by his departure from the company.

Let’s imagine Ellsworth makes a surprise return in the Royal Rumble match. As expected he takes a huge bump, but instead of being thrown out the ring he rolls out and is subsequently forgotten about. Presumed eliminated. As the assumed winner celebrates, Ellsworth reemerges, delivers “No Chin Music” to whomever, kicking them over the top rope to win the Rumble.

From there Ellsworth bravely, and albeit stupidly, challenges Brock to a No Disqualification match for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania. The projection would be he has 0 chance. As Brock is mauling him, all of Ellsworth’s sympathetic supporters run in to attack Brock on his behalf, leaving The Beast battered and an easy pin for the shocking, feel-good victory. |

 

Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena (’13), Batista (’14), Roman Reigns (’15), Triple H (’16), Randy Orton (’17)

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