Ellsworth addressed his Impact status on his #DuhCast hosted by The Wrestling Perspective Podcast.
"I will not answer that. I have a very good relationship with Impact Wrestling. Love Sunjay Dutt, Jimmy Jacobs; I don't really know Scott D'Amore and Don Callis too many times, but I have met Scott D'Amore a handful of times and always got along with him. I had a lot of fun there and had a great time but I am not going to say whether or not they offered me a contract. I want people to not be sure with James Ellsworth. Am I going to show up at Impact? Am I going to show up at WWE? I want the dirt sheets to keep guessing."