Wrestling legend Jim Cornette has questioned WWE’s decision to bring back former stars using the same gimmick that they previously had in the company.
Amid a spree of re-hiring stars in WWE under the management of Triple H, the company recently brought back Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows and instantly teamed them up once again with AJ Styles as The OC. The group draws from the trio’s time together in Bullet Club in NJPW – and that’s the problem according to Jim Cornette.
Speaking on his Experience podcast, Cornette reflected on Crown Jewel where The OC battled The Judgment Day in a six-man tag team match, and says Gallows and Anderson are in need of a fresh coat of paint:
“AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson against Judgment Day. And I got distracted and zoned out on this. Again, Judgment Day needs somebody interesting to work with because the whole club thing is as weak as cat p*ss. The Original Club, the only club, we can’t say Bullet club. They brought these guys back? They’ve been gone for what a year, year and a half.”
“Get them a fresh gimmick, put a new coat of paint on him. Don’t f*cking give them the same goddamn bullsh*t where they were in a group in Japan that nobody gives a f*ck about anymore, where they ripped off everybody’s f*cking catchphrases and goddamn hand signals from people that were actually f*cking over and drew money. Good Lord.”
“And they had the match where everybody hit a big move on another person right after another and did a triple tower of doom spot thing. Ripley looked great, even in a full-bodied outfit. Can you imagine how boring Saudi Arabia must be? If they see a Rhea Ripley and the first thing they say is cover her up. Anyway, Finn beat AJ after Ripley interfered in that match.”
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