Said to have been one of the greatest talkers in the pro wrestling industry’s golden era of wrestling, Jim Cornette, has gotten himself into a wee bit of hot water with a portion of the pro wrestling fan base. Of course he has labeled many of this era’s favored and treasured stars as not worthy of his time or his own fan base’s time in essence, and he has had a few negative words about pro wrestling in general these days.
Specifically he has had harsh words for the likes of Jon Moxley and others like Joey Janela. His opinions are of course odd to anyone paying attention, as Omega quite obviously is and as his statements show.
The specific thing this time is that he’s going after some of the best in the industry right now, and those in particular that approach the sport of pro wrestling and/or the business of pro wrestling in very much the same way that earlier stars approached the business, taking it very seriously and working very hard at it. Moxley in particular works very hard, working AEW shows and all the obligations he has there, and also working the indies quite extensively.
Recently though, Kenny Omega had some words to describe the situation Cornette has put himself in with the previous comments Cornette has made. It was while he was on Twitch CEO Gaming that Omega made the following statements:
“I think Jim Cornette has backed himself up into a corner where, now, he’s found this group of extremely pathetic human beings who have no other thing to aspire to become, or no one to base their life off of, no one to listen to, no one to adhere to their commands…And so, when it became a character that he could play as though he was still traveling up and down the strip in the indies, like back in the old days, now he’s got this group of people hanging off his every word. And all he has to do is sit and talk on a podcast with some other guy…
When he realized he could make money by delivering hateful speech, he backed himself into a corner, and now, if he wants to make rent, if he wants to buy his fancy McDonald’s double cheeseburger meal, he has to talk about the things that are going to get attention and a lot of the time, that’s going to be yours truly…
That seeps into our locker room too. Yeah, it does. Everyone is so afraid of the f*cking cult of Cornette army and people that have like, you know, anti-AEW sites that they want to be — they want to do whatever the f*ck they can to stay safe.”via Wrestling Inc. (Transcription)
Cornette’s statements and what helped spawn Omega’s response here come from these specific statements made by Cornette himself and many in the same vein…these are specifically about Moxley:
“He doesn’t know how to have more than one kind of a match, and it’s a garbage match. He’s fixated and has a fetish for these death match garbage pieces of **** like the bank addicted drug robber, and he’s been lucky enough to get a job with the two biggest companies in the United States in the last twenty years [WWE and AEW]…
He still wants to go out to barns and stick thumbtacks in himself with the rest of this trash for even a little bit of money, but certainly not as much as he makes with his main job which he ought to be taking care of, but instead he’s out there fostering relationships with garbage people and garbage promotions around the world.”via sportskeeda.com
It was recently reported that AEW founder, president co-owner and CEO, Tony Khan, has stated that some of what Cornette says is fair, believe it or not! Seeing that Mox is AEW’s interim champion, we’d say he doesn’t think the above statements were ‘fair’ though, or at least we hope he didn’t.
Cornette is legendary; that cannot be taken away from the man, but he has to understand that he’s going after a lot of the men and women that today’s fans truly adore. According to something Joey Janela recently said on Renee Paquette’s show, Cornette is probably in the end doing this on purpose—making such outlandish statements to get attention and to get viewers and/or listeners for his show, which Omega also alluded to in his own above statements.