• “What is the appeal of this clown?” – Jim Cornette Rips WWE Wrestler
Former WWF Manager Jim Cornette is well known for being an ambassador of OLD SCHOOL Wrestling, including the 80s & 90s values of how professional wrestling should be portrayed.
In recent months, it certainly feels like Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling was signing quite a few of the non-heavyweight types of former WWE Superstars in addition to several cruiserweight wrestlers they already had on their roster.
On a recent episode of his weekly podcast, Cornette suggested that WWE NXT Wrestler Johnny Gargano would be a way better fit for the other promotion, because of his size.
Here’s what Cornette said:
“Get rid of Johnny Gargano. Can you imagine, he’s even worse than the cosplayers they have because he has no personality so can you imagine him trying to get on in old AEW. He certainly doesn’t have any friends over there, does he?
They got CM Punk, they got Adam Cole, they got Bryan Danielson, they wouldn’t take Gargano. What is the appeal of this clown? He’s 5-foot-6, 140 pounds, he’s got one facial expression, he and his wife do nothing but phony tongue-in-cheek promos where you can tell there’s nothing genuine about them, his matches are boring, he’s rotten.
He’s even small for AEW, isn’t he boring for AEW? I will cheer for Johnny Gargano going to AEW if the first thing he does is have a single match with Marko Stunt just to show everybody what Johnny Gargano’s real spot in wrestling really is.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 19, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped in Mobile, Alabama and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Van Hammer vs. Lenny Lane
Disorderly Conduct vs. Scott & Steve Armstrong
Meng vs. Bull Pain
Hector Garza vs. Silver King
Chris Adams vs. Norman Smiley
INTERVIEW – DDP
Disco Inferno vs. Kenny Kaos
Nitro Girls video
Chris Jericho vs. Scott Putski
Wrath vs. Hugh Morrus
Evan Karagias vs. Nick Dinsmore
Nitro Girls video
Stevie Ray vs. Jim Neidhart