• Jim Cornette Praises Yet Another AEW Match
Many of you out there will now think there’s an error in the headline, but no, you read that correctly. Old School WWF Manager Jim Cornette actually did praise yet another match from All Elite Wrestling.
After already having some nice words for the recent Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega match, Sting’s recent Tag Team match and the booking of CM Punk’s debut, Jim did a positive review for Britt Baker’s match against Ruby Soho (fka Ruby Riott in WWE) for the AEW Women’s World Championship.
Here’s what Cornette said:
“Obviously, this was not as good as Danielson and Omega, wasn’t as good as the Punk interview, and it wasn’t as good a match as FTR and Sting. He’s an icon or whatever. It was a tough spot to put them in to follow the rest of this show.
And, you know, but it was a good girls match, it wasn’t as good as the other stuff that you know because it’s not gonna be, but not only compared to the girls matches that they were having on AEW for a long time when they started but for most of the girls matches that we’ve seen in the WWE.
This was a higher-level girls match than we’ve been looking at lately.”
Those kind words are actually surprising, considering they’re coming from AEW’s biggest critic by far.
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 5, 1996) – ECW Ultimate Jeopardy 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 5, 1996, Extreme Championship Wrestling held ‘ECW Ultimate Jeopardy 1996’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
bWo member Stevie Richards replaced ECW World Heavyweight Champion Raven in the main event of the evening, thus defending the title for him.
The results can be found here:
Louie Spicolli defeated Doug Furnas
Mikey Whipwreck defeated J.T. Smith
Submission match: Taz defeated Johnny Smith
The Eliminators defeated The Samoan Gangsta Party
ECW World Tag Team Championship: The Gangstas (c) wrestled Stevie Richards & The Blue Meanie to a no-contest
ECW World Tag Team Championship: The Gangstas (c) defeated The Eliminators
Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Terry Gordy
D-Von Dudley defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley
ECW World Television Championship: Shane Douglas (c) wrestled Pitbull #2 to a no-contest
Ultimate Jeopardy – ECW World Heavyweight Championship: The Sandman & Tommy Dreamer defeated Stevie Richards & Brian Lee