"So me being as green as I was and very respectful, I f Vince McMahon is the one selling me on this gimmick and character, he's the one who likes it, and he's going to help my produce all my promos, why would I not say yes. All jokes aside, I really thought it was a good idea. It just wasn't a good idea for Matt Morgan."
On Vince Russo: "Poor guy, he takes so much flak and so much heat. It's out of control. There's certain things that yeah, Vince has put out there that people might not like, but the majority of stuff that I've done that had been successful, is 100% attributed to something that he had cooked up in the past for me.
"The whole Main Event Mafia thing... that was a great angle. That was something that really established me as a force and that's on him. I went out there and carried it out but as far as promos and things like that, I could easily tell Vince 'Yeah Vince, that's something I'm comfortable with, can we try this, would that be ok?' He is by far one of the easiest people I have ever worked with.
"The best thing about him is he gets my character. He knows everything that I would think, say, and do and just react. He knows it before I do it, which is great to have, because I don't have to sit there and explain what my character would do under a certain set of circumstances. That takes forever to get past that point when you're with a new writer, and if you're that character... it takes a long time for that writer to really dig into your character and understand what your character would do because he has 65 or 70 other characters to deal with. So to have that is very very cool. It's a blessing, I'm lucky for it."
Becky Lynch Has Request For Daniel Bryan, WWE Producer On Kalisto Vs. Baron Corbin, Fans On WWE TLC
James Ellsworth On Why He Helped AJ Styles Retain, WWE World Title Match Set For SmackDown Live
Triple H Comments On Alexa Bliss Winning WWE Gold (Photo), WWE Fans Get Engaged In The Ring (Video)
Speculation On The Wyatt Family As Tag Champions, Heath Slater And Rhyno Video, WWE TTTT Promo
WWE TLC: Dean Ambrose Vs. AJ Styles (TLC Match For The WWE World Title)
WWE Talking Smack Live Recap: James Ellsworth On Attacking Dean Ambrose, Miz And Daniel Bryan Bicker
Another Title Change At WWE TLC (Photo)
WINC Podcast (12/4): WWE TLC Review, James Ellsworth Turns Heel, Shinsuke Nakamura Regains
WWE TLC Results - James Ellsworth Appears, New Champions Crowned, Baron Corbin Vs. Kalisto, More
Former WWE Star Headed Back To The Company
New WWE NXT Champion Crowned In Japan, Triple H Comments (Video, Photos)
Injured WWE Superstar Returning Soon, Natalya Breaks Personal Record At The Gym, Shinsuke Nakamura
Cody Rhodes On Pulling Over After Daniel Bryan Tirade On Dusty's Commentary, Dusty As A Father
Abyss Talks WWE Offer To Work With Undertaker, Why It Was Easy To Turn Down
The 50 Greatest Wrestlers Of The Last 50 Years: Who Is 3?
Brock Lesnar Returns To The Ring In Mexico City (Photo)