Jim Cornette has surprised himself as he names a recent AEW promo as one of the best he’s seen as he praises former AEW Champion, Jon Moxley.
Jon Moxley should have been on holiday when Dynamite rolled into Buffalo but following the chaos that engulfed the aftermath of All Out, Moxley was on hand to confront MJF after he was announced as a participant in the tournament to crown a new AEW World Champion.
After sending MJF to the back with his tail between his legs, Jon Moxley cut a promo that has been widely praised by fans and critics alike.
Speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience, the former manager of The Midnight Express gave his thoughts on the promo and dished out some rare praise for Jon Moxley:
“I can’t believe that I’m going to say this, but this promo was brilliant. This promo was not only the best I mean, in one way Moxley ought to quit now, he ain’t gonna top this. This was not only the best Jon Moxley promo I’ve ever heard, this was actually one of the best promos in wrestling period that I’ve ever heard for a particular situation. For the sticky wicket that they have found themselves in and he was speaking to the smart fans, and the people that are aware of everything going on, it was good regardless, but this was exactly what that fan base needed to hear and wanted to hear.”
“It was great material, and again, I can’t believe I’m saying this brilliantly delivered. As, not only as a babyface, he took responsibility for losing he put the tournament and the guys in it over, he made himself the underdog, and then vowed to take the shot and bring home the gold. You can tell he really wants to be the champion, he wants to be the guy in that company.”
“[…] This was the rah-rah speech that the fans needed to hear. It was a rah-rah speech probably for a lot of people in the locker room. And for this particular situation, in this environment, with what all’s gone on, this promo fit the occasion better than almost anything I can think of that I’ve heard and I don’t know how long, and is it sooner or later a blind squirrel finds a nut?”
“Is it because Moxley is wrapped up and he wants to be the champion and he wants AEW to succeed and he came out with this because he sees the team is in need and this was his crowning achievement verbally? I don’t know what but this promo by Moxley was f*cking brilliant.”
“It was for the fans and the boys. There’s not a lot of difference between the fans and the boys in that company, but it was for both. It was him saying as a locker room leader and a veteran, that’s what the boys needed to hear and that’s what the fans needed to hear in his mind. Keep the people headed in the right way but it was great. I don’t. I don’t know whether he’ll ever do anything this good again, but that’s the greatest thing in my mind he’s ever done.”