James Ellsworth answered a challenge by NWA Champion Nick Aldis at a “Championship Wrestling From Hollywood” show last night, as part of Aldis’s crusade to defend the title over twenty times in sixty days.

The match will air some time this week on NWA’s YouTube channel.

The Aldis Crusade with Ten Pounds of Gold kicked off when James Ellsworth was chosen by Austin Idol to face Nick Aldis. This unlikely challenger is best known for being the valet for Carmella, his matches against Braun Strowman and Becky Lynch, but it’s victories over AJ Styles that brought him to the Aldis Crusade. The underdog competitor made his NWA debut yesterday at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood as he fit the criteria set forward by Nick Aldis and Austin Idol on who could be the first challenger for the Ten Pounds of Gold

The Aldis Crusade will see the NWA Champion Nick Aldis (or whoever defeats Aldis) go forth to defend the Ten Pounds of Gold over twenty times over the next sixty days. Reaction to James Ellsworth being chosen has brought a flood of response and opinions on his worth as challenger. Austin Idol defended the choice stating that Ellsworth’s resume while eclectic does fit the criteria.

The entire match will be available later this week on http://www.YouTube.com/NWA

The NWA sat down and interviewed James Ellsworth and you’ll hear that entire interview on the NWA Network Podcast available on.
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/n…
Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/listen#…
Stitcher – https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nwa-…
Podbean – http://nwanetwork.podbean.com
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/nwanetwork

Spoiler below.

Ellsworth was not able to win the NWA Championship, unfortunately.