Jim Cornette Criticizes MJF-Adam Cole Segments As “Obviously Phony”

Adam Cole and MJF wearing birthday hats on AEW Dynamite

While many fans are praising the budding friendship between Adam Cole and MJF in AEW, Jim Cornette doesn’t find their segments believable.

Ever since being paired together in the Blind Eliminator Tournament, Adam Cole and Maxwell Jacob Friedman have delighted fans with backstage segments that highlight their coming together as a team. While Cole was hesitant to accept Friedman’s friendship at first, the two now share matching merchandise and finally hit a double clothesline to win the tournament on the most recent episode of Dynamite.

Speaking on the latest episode of The Jim Cornette Experience, the legendary wrestling manager explained that while he finds the segments entertaining, he wishes he could invest more into them as he finds the segments “preposterous.”

“These are entertaining because most of the show’s not and MJF is on it. But they’re obviously phony, and I’m not sure that the world champion should be doing obviously phony comedy. Here’s the thing, at this point we now know that Adam Cole will end up turning heel and joining MJF in some kind of loose alliance or friendship or whatever, if not a tag team.

“The alternative is MJF would have to turn full fledged babyface through this thing, which is insane, or he’ll have to turn on Adam Cole, which would make Adam Cole look like the biggest sucker of a f*cking guillable babyface ever in history.

“But at the same time, if they’re gonna switch Adam Cole from one of their top babyfaces to a heel, I’d like to believe more of this. I’d like it to not be so preposterous and done obviously for entertainment rather than real interaction that they are having that’s entertaining.”

Cole and Friedman are set to challenge FTR for the AEW World Tag Team Championship on the July 29th episode of Collision.

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