• Jim Cornette On Rumors Of AEW All Out 2022 Backstage Fight Being A Work
As we reported on multiple occasions over the past two weeks, CM Punk, Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks were suspended for a legitimate backstage fight after the AEW All Out 2022 pay-per-view, that took place on September 4th.
During the newest episode of his weekly ‘Cornette’s Drive Thru’ podcast, legendary WWF Manager Jim Cornette shot down the rumor that this entire situation might be a work, a claim that was discussed by quite a lot of internet fans all over social media.
Here’s what Cornette had to say:
“It’s not a work and you can’t put this together where anybody benefits in any way whatsoever if it is a work, if it was a work, I should say.
Again, from the Montreal Screwjob to whatever everybody wants to think that everything in wrestling is the work because 98% of everything or 99 or whatever the overwhelming statistic is, is a work.
But I think now people are trying to figure out a way to justify this in their own mind as being a work because it’s so ridiculous.
But that’s the thing, much as in wrestling you can find a top guy and you can put him over and you can give him wins and you can give him TV time or whatever, but to make a superstar, the magic has to happen with the people.
You know you can push him all day long but Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Rock has to happen because of the people and generally that’s accidental. You don’t book it that way, you know ‘Austin 3:16 says I just kicked your a$$’ or you know ‘If you smell what The Rock is cooking.’ because f**k you for die Rocky die or whatever, none of these things were intentional the, Screwjob wasn’t intentional.
It was seen as something that they had to get over with and get past and now they can’t get past it 25 years later. It’s the biggest thing still they’ve ever done, so you don’t book those things.
And in the same way anything this ridiculous in the wrestling business I promise you was not pre-planned by all parties. Now some party may have had a thought well if such and such happens I do this or whatever but no none of this was planned.
If it was, it was the most poorly conceived and thought out and implemented f**king work in recorded history.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 18, 1989) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, studio interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior vs. Bob Bradley
– Ted DiBiase vs. Gary Wolfe (Pitbull #1)
– Koko B. Ware vs. Craig Riley
– Greg Valentine vs. Bobby Munice
– Rick Martel vs. Terry Daniels
– Brother Love Show w/Jake Roberts
– Dino Bravo vs. Ron Garvin
– Akeem vs. Jobber
– Tito Santana vs. The Widow Maker Barry Windham