Jim Cornette On Who Should Win AEW World Championship Tournament


Jim Cornette believes Jon Moxley should be a three-time AEW World Champion.

Longtime professional wrestling promoter, on-screen talent, and personality, Jim Cornette offered up his thoughts on the recent AEW World Championship ‘Tournament of Champions’, which culminates at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam when Jon Moxley faces Bryan Danielson in the tournament’s finals.

Cornette believes while Danielson would be a ‘great’ world champion, he believes that Moxley should defeat Danielson with the end goal to ultimately have MJF as the next long-term AEW World Champion.

“At first I was thinking god dammit, can they just put the belt on Danielson?” Cornette explained on the latest episode of his ‘Jim Cornette Experience‘ podcast. “Because at least then you’ve got a guy who can work with everybody, a legitimate star, somebody can carry the fucking thing and nobody is going to scoff at it. But then the problem becomes MJF’s the direction they need to go; they just need to make sure they’re right when they pull the trigger on it. And you know, god dammit, the problem is Danielson was a great heel six months ago and now he’s been in a baby face group.

But is there going to be that much animosity? Can they build between him [MJF] and Danielson which is totally you know, starting from scratch. With Moxley, with that promo that he did I think you put it on him and when MJF beats him for it then MJF has got some f*cking heat. [Brian mentions rushing MJF to the title] Well, I’m not saying rush it regardless, but Goddamnit then here’s the thing, if Moxley wins the belt again and loses it a short time later that even looks worse because he just he just lost the belt after f*cking five days and now he’s back in the tournament. It’s a goddamn mess. [Putting the title on Jericho] No.

No, because that again then he’d have to have matches, single matches, long matches with a variety of people, and we don’t want to have that going on. But no, let’s go with, I think Moxley, rally the folks around him he’s a baby face, have a baby face champion for a little while. Have MJF trying shoot some three pointers at first and f*ck with him from afar and then get closer together and then finally do the thing when the time is right. Danielson would be a great world champion in a vacuum, but I don’t know how it works into this equation right now.”

Cornette recently offered up his thoughts on the recent rumors of former AEW World Tag Team and Trios Champions, The Young Bucks potentially looking for a move to WWE. Find out what Cornette thinks about the possible move by clicking here.