Jim Cornette Believes AEW Are Punishing Talent Who Supported CM Punk

Jim Cornette in Ring of Honor

Jim Cornette thinks that certain wrestlers’ lack of pushes following the All Out fallout stems from those wrestlers supporting CM Punk.

Most if not all the talk regarding this event has been rumors and speculation. However, Jim Cornette and others have noticed a pattern emerge in the aftermath of the Punk-Elite scuffle. According to Cornette, anyone that had even the slightest sympathy or support for Punk’s side before and after the fallout are being punished.

Speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience, Cornette made the following argument:

“So those three guys, they needed Punk out of there because he was exposing the whole myth of The Elite as this massive, powerful force around wrestling. Jericho, think about this. Without Punk, and if MJF suddenly somehow becomes a baby face, not in terms of being popular with the people but in terms of acting like a babyface and destroys his appeal. Then without Punk and without MJF, Moxley and Danielson just want to wrestle. They don’t want to get in anybody’s way. They just want to, Moxley wants to do his Moxley matches and his garbage stuff, and Danielson wants to be nice to everybody because he’s a wonderful guy.

So that means Jericho is the star if Punk is out of the way and MJF is maltreated by the booking. These guys would rather be the big fish in a f*cking fish tank than one of the fish in the Atlantic Ocean. And that’s what it’s been. And they’re the ones that ran their mouths from the start. They’re the ones that were doing the campaign against Punk from the start. All the friendly journalists that had a stake in whether or not The Elite were exposed as indie-riffic f*cking not ready for primetime players were more than willing to lend a sympathetic ear to their viewpoint.

And it’s funny how it’s all worked out. The one guy that came in and got in everybody’s way from having Tony’s ear, and what other appendages that they have of Tony’s, in their pocket, and being the star of our show. That one guy boom, he’s out of the way, and now and when we hear ‘oh, well, Punk was poisonous, and Punk was cancerous’. That’s why all those people that we quoted on the podcast a few well, it’s probably been a couple months ago.

The FTR’s and the Hobbs’ and the Starks’ and in Darby Allin, I think. Everybody had great things to say about Punk. A lot of those people don’t seem to be on the program a lot lately either. Maybe the EVPs felt betrayed that their brand of amateur hour dog and pony show was not being praised.”

“And instead, the big star that came in and was helpful to all those guys because they were serious about their business, they praised him for it. ‘Wow, geez, they must be on his side. So we got to get rid of that talent too, because they’ll poison our little f*cking clubhouse. They’ll tell people that we’re not as big as we think we are.’”

The Elite, three wrestlers that Jim Cornette despises more than possibly anyone else, were last seen in a hype video on the October 25th episode of Dynamite and are believed to be returning to being regulars on AEW programming very soon.

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