Jim Cornette on his conversation with Tony Khan

Jim Cornette is a controversial figure in professional wrestling. He has not minced words when it came to his opinion regarding All Elite Wrestling. He has been critical of the product for a long time.



Chris Jericho recently told Cornette on Twitter that AEW could have signed him as a consultant if Cornette would stop talking trash about the company. Cornette said that would not take up the job even if they offered it to him.

During a recent episode of Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru, Cornette talked about AEW and revealed a conversation he had with Tony Khan before the inception of AEW. He certainly did not have any kind words to say regarding the conversation.

“The first time I ever spoke to him on the phone? I said ‘Tony [Khan], I’m the only one it’ll tell you the truth because I don’t want a job. That was two years ago, I was 57, now I’m 59. That’s almost 60.”

“I was not going to be getting on airplanes and flying around” Cornette continued. “Or driving around to a wrestling promotion’s events that were being held all over the country. That’s regardless who it was, I’m f*cking not interested in that.”

“Am I going to stay home and write my thoughts down via email? Or phone them in and take a check for it? Well, if it was a goddamn real promotion Pinocchio? Absolutely, if there was a way I could help. You couldn’t do anything with this show, even if you were on the f*cking ground there. Unless the first thing was fire half the f*cking roster and start over.”

Jim Cornette and AEW simply do not see eye to eye on various things for now. Perhaps one day they will reconcile.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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