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“Vince McMahon would’ve fired me” – Jim Cornette Isn’t Happy With A Recent Episode Of SmackDown

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• “Vince McMahon would’ve fired me” – Jim Cornette Isn’t Happy With A Recent Episode Of SmackDown

On the latest episode of his weekly ‘Jim Cornette Experience’ podcast, former WWF manager Jim Cornette verbally slammed WWE over their booking of the December 2nd episode of SmackDown, as well as FOX for not airing it because of the soccer World Cup. It aired on FS1 instead.

Here’s what Cornette said:

“So FOX didn’t air SmackDown because of the World Soccer Cup or whatever. They threw their hands up and they said just go, we’re not even gonna try. Do you want to hear what the matches on SmackDown were? I didn’t watch it. I read the recap to determine whether I should and quickly got the answer to that. But would you like to just hear what the matches were? [Brian – If it’ll keep this short? Yes.] Okay.

Sheamus wrestled Sami Zayn, and that alone might not have been bad. And The Bloodline actually helped Sami win this. So Sami beat Sheamus. So boy howdy you didn’t see that coming. But there was no Roman Reigns, there was no Paul Heyman, because it wasn’t network TV and they didn’t bring out all the big guns. And to honestly spend two hours of my life to watch Sheamus versus Sami, meh.

Because the rest of the programme, Shayna Baszler versus Emma, a non-title match between Kofi Kingston and Gunther and again, I love Gunther, I love to watch Gunther, [but] against Kofi f**king Kingston? And the main event apparently, or the match they put in the main event spot was Pablo Escobar against Ricochet. That was the show.

If I was Tony Khan right now, I’d be screaming. I’d be screaming you f**king a**hole wrestlers I’ve signed, you can’t get your sh*t together and get along with each other and stop trying to get out of my contracts long enough to beat a company in a promotional war that’s not even f**king trying anymore. SmackDown Main Event Pablo Escobar and Ricochet, one of three all star matches on a two hour program. If I had turned that into Vince McMahon 25 years ago, he’d have fired me.”

James E. Cornette is famous for managing some of the all time greats like Yokozuna, Vader, The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith, Owen Hart, The Midnight Express, The Rock’N’Roll Express, Jeff Jarrett, … and several others, during his long illustrious career as a professional wrestling manager.

Fans remember him for being an on-screen manager on television for the World Wrestling Federation (1993-1998), Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling (1985-1990), Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1991–1995) and Total Nonstop Action! (2006–2009).

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 10, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.

Here’s the card:

The Invaders vs. Bill Dixon & Rene Goulet

The Iron Sheik vs. Jimmy Jackson

Paul Orndorff vs. Chuck Tanner

The Masked Superstar vs. The Tonga Kid

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