Rollins gets new partner; How Ellsworth/Carmella began Submitted by Aaron Rift on 02/07/2018 at 09:57 AM
- With Jason Jordan injured, Finn Balor is now being advertised as Seth Rollins’ partner against The Bar at some of the upcoming WWE live events. It was recently reported that Balor was originally going to be Rollins’ new partner after Dean Ambrose got injured but WWE went with Jordan instead.
- During a recent appearance on Talk is Jericho, James Ellsworth explained how the pairing with Carmella started:
"When Carmella and I first got put together, which was totally her idea, she went to Vince [McMahon] and said, 'hey, I've got the idea of putting Ellsworth with me and I'm seducing him to help me win matches, like manipulating him.' That was her idea initially and he loved the idea. I think it was the week before WrestleMania, he pulled her and I aside and into the office and told us what he wanted out of it. And that was the first real, extended conversation I had with him. It was nerve-wracking. I was nervous. I try never to be scared." Ellsworth noted, "but once he told me what he needed out of me, I remember very confidently saying, 'I'm sure we're going to make this work.' He just wanted heat for Carmella and that's what he wanted. He wanted Carmella to be a heel in the women's division."
Thanks to William Windsor of WrestlingInc.com for the quotes.