Jim Cornette has blasted AEW for their handling of Wardlow, accusing them of making the TNT Champion look like “a piece of sh*t.”
On the October 5th edition of Dynamite, Wardlow defended the TNT Championship against Brian Cage, who had not been seen on AEW TV for over a year.
During the latest episode of his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette explained why the choice of opponent was detrimental to Wardlow as he made the champion look small while at the same time putting on a bad match.
“I didn’t even look at the match in terms of, you know, whether they did a good job or not. I look at the match in terms of why would you do this.
“Brian Cage looks like a freak of nature as a physical specimen. And he’s so muscular and defined, but yet thick and powerful and blah, blah, blah, that he’s somebody that you’ve looked at.
“Remember when we first saw him, we said, ‘boy, they might be able to do some of this guy’, and we watched him work a couple of times and said ‘okay, well now we know why they can’t.’”
“But to put him in the ring with Wardlow, it made Wardlow look like he’s a piece of sh*t. Nobody’s physique can compare with this f*cking guy’s, but he’s the sh*ts in the ring.
“He’s robotic, his matches make no sense, he just wants to do moves, he’s rotten. So what they did was they matched Wardlow up with a guy who’s bigger and more impressive physically, even if he’s not taller. And at the same time, had a sh*tty match with him.”
Cornette went on to claim nobody cares about Brian Cage, yet during the match, he seemed like he was getting the best of Wardlow.
“Nobody cares about Brian Cage, the fans, the people, they don’t give a sh*t. But he’s kicking the sh*t out of Wardlow and Wardlow is selling his ass off for him.”
The legendary manager summed it up by saying the match was like watching Goldberg get manhandled by an enhancement talent.
“So, again, Wardlow was up there with the people three months ago and now they’re just doing everything they can to neutralise his best points. Goldberg being manhandled by a preliminary guy with a great physique is kind of what they just did here.”
H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.