No stranger to controversy, Jim Cornette has gotten in to heated words with a wrestling veteran and AEW star.
Jim Cornette and the co-host on his podcast Brian Last are certainly not known for holding their tongue when it comes to their opinion on professional wrestling and those who compete inside the squared circle. This has led to Matt Hardy noting in the past that those who support their opinions are “the toxic Cornette cult”.
It was this line which seemed to spark the exchange on social media over the last few days, which led to some very angry words from both parties.
The conversation started when Matt Hardy mentioned the match between The Dark Order and The Elite from Friday’s AEW Rampage, and it not getting the recognition it deserved, leading to him once again using his phrase for Jim Cornette.
Hardy: Dark Order vs The Elite was a fantastic match. It’s nice to see Dark Order earn such a well deserved spotlight. #AEWRampage The @youngbucksb & Adam Page are extraordinary talents that will unfortunately get their flowers way later than they should.
Fan: Matt’s right though. I know it’s cool to hate on The Bucks and Hangman if you’re a Punk/Collision fan but not from me. Give those guys their flowers.
Hardy: Between this & the toxic Cornette cult, these guys don’t get the adoration that they truly deserve. The diehard Elite fans are phenomenal & get why they’re special, but there’s a huge chunk of fans that fail to give them the credit they deserve. Give these guys their flowers.
It didn’t take Jim Cornette long to pick up on the comment, going after the former multi-time Tag Team Champion.
Cornette: Jeez, Matt, I could understand selling your soul for Rock & Roll, but selling it for Adderall? Even if you have to abandon your principles and verbally fellate these childish cretins for your check, leave my fans alone, it’s not their fault Tony’s not paying THEM enough to lie.
Hardy: Jeez, Jim, haven’t sold my soul, I’m sticking to my principles & telling truths. I feel morally obligated to do right by my friends, altho that’s probably foreign to you. I earn a check because I’m great at what I do & still employable. Keep on seeding dissension amongst fans with your schtick, it’s too sweet!
Last went on to get involved, being extremely critical of Matt Hardy’s recent work – something which it’s no surprise Hardy didn’t take kindly to, with all parties continuing the spat.
Last: He thinks he is great at what he does! We’ve all been watching: His promos suck, his in-ring work is s**t, and the only thing anyone has ever been interested in him doing is tagging in his brother. Jim telling the truth is “seeding dissension”? How many concussions is too many?
Hardy: I am great at what at do, Brian Least. I am great at pro wrestling. I am great at giving back & helping young talent. You’re just some asshole with an opinion & that opinion doesn’t mean s**t in reality. But most importantly, just an asshole.
Last: You’ve been a great enabler, but you know your crap has sucked for years. And that’s Mr. Asshole, to you! Toxic!
Hardy: Another s**tty joke, must be your forte, Least! My s**t’s good, your s**t is s**t, you toxic, bitchass asshole.
Last: Are you trying to convince yourself? Your work is s**t. Stay home, no one will care. You seem much more toxic than I am, with a track record to back it up. I’m better at what I do than you are at whatever it is you are still trying to do. – Mr. Asshole, to you
Hardy: Don’t have to convince myself, my live reactions, paycheck & appearance fees solidify I’m good. I don’t know s**t about you, nor care to. So keep doing what you’re good at, you goofy, bitchass asshole. I’ll do the same & you can continue to whine & cry about it like a baby.
Last: How dare you! You’re way goofier than me. You understand that you are the one whining & crying, right? Can you still comprehend that much? Once again, you seem quite TOXIC! Is everything ok?
Hardy: Me stating that you 2 constantly fuel a toxic culture isn’t whining, it’s just hard truths. You constantly moaning & bitching about me wrestling is whining & crying – Can you discern that or are you a mooncalf? I’m great, btw. Just did a huge Con in TN, have 4 beautiful kids, financially set for life, still get to live my dream, have major respect within my industry, am considered a living legend, been a huge contributor to pro wrestling & no rando from the internet’s opinion is gonna change ANY of this. Especially not an egotistical asshole like Brian Least. Congrats on the podcast, it’ll be a great way to be remembered in history. Enough of this silly ass cyber convo, it’s time to go crawl up on top of my hot ass wife.
Last: You crying again? We call the bad s**t bad We call the good s**t good. You wouldn’t be whining if you had produced anything in the last several years that we could have said anything good about. However, as you know, your work is s**t. Have you thought about talking to someone?
A fan: Cook that weirdo, Matt. All these guys DO is whine and feed their very very strange cultists just for some sick need for attention. I’m sure they’ll be saying this a lot in the coming weeks…
Hardy: I was in a mood & wanted to cook tonight. I’m glad you see through it, @AKAtomChild. What they say, their opinions, do not matter in reality. It’s only entertainment & horses**t. Like any other trolls online, I want everyone to remember that it doesn’t affect actual reality.
Cornette: I’d like to thank @GreatBrianLast for staying up into the night toying with this concussed ex-great while he was protesting too much about how successful he is. I go to sleep too early on Saturday nights to have time to play with kids. Golly, Matt, don’t you have signings to do?
Hardy: Last night was Sunday, Jimmy, maybe you’re the concussed one. You’re definitely an ex-great. I used to have massive respect for you, but that’s been long gone. That’s the case with many people now & it’s sad. This is my final tweet to you. You & Least keep doing your Shock Jock routines & fanning those toxic flames of hate & negativity for your zombies to slurp up. Make those bucks however you can though, right? Enjoy your life, Jim, I’ll certainly enjoy mine.
It can certainly be expected that, even if they say they’ve moved on, this argument could certainly rear its head again in the future!
With thanks to WrestleTalk for collating the argument.