Jim Cornette has taken a strong opinion of Triple H’s recent comments that WWE dragged wrestling out of bars and in to the limelight.
Speaking on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast recently, WWE’s new Head Of Creative and Head Of Talent Relations caused some controversy when speaking about his predecessor, Vince McMahon. Triple H claimed that McMahon took “this tiny, little thing happening in bars” and turned it into a “big global sensation” in regards to what he achieved with WWE.
Many wrestling fans took the opportunity to point out how successful the territories were before Vince McMahon took over his father’s company, selling out arenas around the country.
In a discussion on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette, who was involved on both sides of the curtain during that era, claimed that Triple H making comments like that will make him doubt what else he says in the future.
I know it’s the narrative or the rewriting of history that they’re trying as a company to, you know, put out there so it takes hold. But to me, for people who know better know that that’s not the case, then it diminishes and calls into question everything else he says when other things he’s saying are mostly true. So no, there is actually more pro wrestling right now in dingy bars than there ever was, because, in the territory days, nobody ran bars.
They all ran arenas or if there are spot show high school gyms, rec centres, whatever, if it’s a spot show in a small town, but every territory in existence ran either the major building or the secondary building in all of their regular towns, including Vince’s father, who ran Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Spectrum, the Boston Garden, the Baltimore Civic Centre, and the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, among others, when Vince was in his 20s or younger.
Triple H knows, and he has studied the business. But he has to you know, it’s his company now pal. So he’s got to say those things because that’s the story they’ve been telling all along and he has to keep up with it, but it to me it cast aspersions on the other valid points he makes when he throws that in and it’s obvious horsesh*t and most people know it.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.