Jim Cornette has stated that a current AEW champion must move to WWE as soon as possible, having stagnated in AEW over the past few months.
Wardlow should be in WWE, says Jim Cornette.
The legendary wrestling personality claimed on the latest Jim Cornette Experience podcast that ‘Mr Mayhem’ is more tailored for the WWE product than he is for the AEW style. Specifically, Cornette has claimed that Wardlow’s push has been drastically halted over the past three months, with matches against Brian Cage doing him no favours:
“I can tell you in a heartbeat Wardlow, you wouldn’t like living in Connecticut, but you don’t have to work in the office, you can live anywhere in the country you want and work for the WWE. And Wardlow’s goal, especially with what’s been done to him over the last three months [in AEW] should be to get the f*ck to the WWE as quickly as possible. He has the size, he has the look, he can talk enough now that he’ll get better, and that is a tailor-made place for them to get him over if they were interested. And I don’t know why they wouldn’t be with his various attributes.
And they would know a more focused approach than bringing him out on television and the people going crazy for him, and then him winning a programme and then either hiding him or teaming him up with multiple other people. Or the other night, they put him in a match with f*cking Brian Cage, who physically makes him look less impressive and is so rotten, which is…we’ll talk about that programme here [in] a little while. Just diminishes the guy even when he’s beaten him.
People get up now for the Powerbombs, not as much as they were, but they’re still up for those. They were goddamn molten for the Powerbombs three months ago. Now they still like them, but they’re making the fans f*cking trudge through goddamn high water to get to the Powerbombs with Wardlow. There’s no focus, there’s no plan. He’s just been bouncing back and forth, doing f*ck all of sh*t. And that, I can’t believe, if they want to get a guy over in the WWE, they’ll get him over. As evidenced by some of the guys they want to get over. You can’t f*cking get away from them on their television.”
Splitting from MJF at March’s Revolution pay-per-view on the same night as he emerged victorious in the Casino Ladder match, Wardlow captured the TNT Championship from Scorpio Sky on the 6 July Dynamite. Successful defences have since followed vs. Tony Nese, Jay Lethal, and Orange Cassidy, with Brian Cage being his most recent.
Wardlow, at a billed 6-foot-3 and 266 pounds, is a walking embodiment for WWE, at least under the old regime led by Vince McMahon. It’s unknown if Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque has any interest in him, though Wardlow has previously spoken out about how he’s happy where he is at the moment.
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