James Ellsworth finally returned to the WWE, and on a night Carmella needed him the most.
With the SmackDown Live Women's Champion made to defend her title against the most daunting and formidable opposition possible, Asuka, at Money in the Bank, it was never going to be an easy ride for Money 'Mella. But with what she had planned, there was hardly any reason for despair.
The "Empress of Tomorrow" had things well under control in the championship bout, but things took a very weird twist when she saw, well, herself standing outside of the ring. She had no idea what was going on, as did no one else. While she fought off Carmella after she attempted to take advantage of the distraction, the shock was too much to hide when the masked figure revealed itself to be the chinless Ellsworth.
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Carmella eventually capitalized and won the match, keeping her belt.
Ellsworth, who played guardian angel in the past to win a Money in the Bank ladder match for Carmella when he grabbed the briefcase himself and then dropped it down to her, is now back in the thick of things in WWE.
He was released from the company at the end of 2017, despite major plans for him thrown to him. However, rumors of a return had been swirling for a while. The talk intensified after Carmella's partner in crime pulled out of a show in China, and of course, he erased all doubts after unmasking his face to help the champion retain her belt.
"I thought this way was so much more exciting and so much more controversial, " Carmella said ahead of Sunday's pay-per-view regarding her last Money in the Bank Win.
"Everything I like to do is over the top and have people talking about it. Ever since I won that match that's exactly what's happened with my career. Everyone has been talking about me, whether they love me, whether they hate me, whether they love to hate me, I don't really care, they're talking about me."
The timing of Ellsworth's return couldn't be better for Carmella, who will likely have her BFF continue to help keep the Women's title in her possession.