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.