In one of his strong opinionated statements, Jim Cornette has blasted a recent AEW contest as “illogical” and “nonsensical”.
The second ever Blood And Guts match took place on the 29th June edition of AEW Dynamite, pitting the combination of on Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz and Claudio Castagnoli against The Jericho Appreciation Society.
As is expected in the environment, there was plenty of violence with weapons including kendo sticks, thumb tacks and steel chairs. Given the nature of the match there was also an injury, with Santana now ruled out for the foreseeable future.
The culmination of the match saw members of both teams top the cage, with Eddie Kingston launching Sammy Guevara through the announce desk before Claudio Castagnoli forced Matt Menard to submit and earned the victory for his team.
Whilst the match received acclaim from many, it didn’t strike the same chord with one man. Speaking on his Jim Cornette Experience podcast, the legendary manager gave a damning take on the contest.
Yeah, well it’s a thing that they do now. But again, free television, an hours worth of this stuff no War Games match ever went an hour ever for the same reason that people will get sick and tired of seeing this chaos and it becomes unbelievable. And the war games matches they weren’t allowed to bring in any inanimate objects that they so desired because they were already in a gimmick match they didn’t need to gimmick it.
But you know, it’s embarrassing that people think when they when anybody that happens to be flipping by as they say civilians, outsiders, mainstream folks people not in the wrestling bubble. It’s embarrassing to me that they think that this is what wrestling is. And they watch this and they go well we don’t want to have our kids watching this sh*t or we don’t want to watch this sh*t or looking at stupid those guys are, they’re all a bunch of drug addicts and morons. And you watch this programme, you do not get any alternate viewpoint.
You don’t get the ‘God look at the talent that Bryan Danielson the athletic ability he’s showing.’ Or ‘Look at the verbal capacity of a CM Punk or what have you.’ You get a bunch of guys, fake fighting and barbed wire and thumbtacks and it’s the most unsavoury disgusting bunch of bullsh*t, that I can imagine why anybody would want people to think about wrestling like this. I can’t, I can’t get it. And that’s my thoughts on Blood and Guts.
I love the blood, and I even love the guts, If people can believe that the two guys are actively trying to separate each other from their blood and guts. But when it’s a f*cking mud show, phoney looking obviously fake, contrived, stupid, nonsensical, illogical bunch of mayhem, it makes everybody in our business look like a goddamn idiot. And that’s all I got to say about it.
It looks as if the bad blood between the teams is set to continue, after The Jericho Appreciation Society attacked Ruby Soho backstage whilst Eddie Kingston was conducting an interview.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.