Jim Cornette has not held back with his thoughts on the current status quo in AEW that sees Ring of Honor stars and titles featured frequently.
In the spring of 2022, AEW President Tony Khan announced that he had ended the uncertainty over Ring of Honor’s future as he had bought the promotion.
Since then the company has held two pay-per-view events with a third, Final Battle, now scheduled for later in 2022. As a result of Khan owning both ROH and AEW, there has been a crossover of stars with ROH talents featuring heavily on AEW television in recent weeks.
On Dynamite in Cincinnati, the trend continued with former ROH Champion Dalton Castle unsuccessfully challenging current ROH World Champion Chris Jericho for the gold.
For Jim Cornette, it’s all a bit too much. Speaking on his Experience podcast, the long-time wrestling manager compared the situation in AEW to an “infestation”:
“It’s not even Ring of Honor. Establish what you’re doing, don’t assume everybody already knows! That was a memo we got from Bill Watts 40 years ago: ‘Gentlemen, I know you are all superstars and everyone – in quotation marks – knows everything, but if you’re in a stipulation match: explain it. If your promo is about someone, remember what you did in the town last time and talk about it.’ Make things make sense, people don’t just appear and disappear and wander in and out.”
“Infestation is appropriate, not because any of the Ring of Honor guys are necessarily cockroaches, but because by the time you see one or two, there’s a bunch more lurking right around the corner that you don’t know are there before it’s too late!”
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