While AEW Full Gear 2022 was lauded as many as a return to form for All Elite Wrestling, Jim Cornette was less enamoured with some of the action on display. The legendary manager claimed that one match in particular was “indi-riffic,” rubbishing spectacle as a whole.
The show featured multiple title changes, including a win for MJF in the main event as he captured the AEW World Championship for the first time. The event also saw Saraya return to the ring for the first time in five years, while Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks were back in action following their suspensions came to an end. The trio were suspended following their role in the brawl which followed All Out back in September.
Jim Cornette Not A Fan Of The Elite’s AEW Return
The Elite’s first opponents back were Death Triangle, who had won the World Trios Titles that the former had been forced to vacate. Despite many tipping the Bucks and Omega to score the win, Death Triangle kept hold of their titles at least for the time being. It has since been announced that the two teams will be coming in a ‘Best of Seven’ series over the next few weeks.
Reviewing the show on his podcast, The Jim Cornette Experience, the outspoken personality pulled few punches in his appraisal of the contest.
“But nevertheless, speaking of insufferable douchebags, let’s move on to this match. They had the dramatic milk of the EVPs music and then a video on the screen of sh*t they had written about themselves, and they’re wayward sons, and they will carry on. They in their minds and in the universe of their small little clique of stooges and sycophants. Cutlet and knock it off and Phallus, these three think that they’re the sh*t, they think that they are f*cking superstars.
And then Tony has dipped in his pocket again, here comes the opening strings of Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas, and they say that I’m behind the times on my musical taste. Tony had to pony up to f*cking Kansas, and or their record company, to indulge these f*cking tw*ts, their Goddamn wayward son entrance and their big return. And so here they come with Cutlet and knock it off and Phallus, the guys who built the company and the ones whose pettiness and self indulgent masturbatory fantasies of themselves are going to tear it down. And the corpse referee was in charge of the action, it had all the ingredients of an indie-rific spectacle.
And the fans that were there love those f*cking dorks, and then the bell rang. And we already knew what it was going to be. And all six of these guys only ever have one match and they do the same sh*t every time. And to be honest, if I stopped to break down how stupid and phoney each of these middle school cheerleading routines were, it would take three hours, people would be bored.
AEW botches on Twitter, catch them while it last folks, put up a great segment of this thing sent to yackety sacks that fit, it wasn’t speeded up, it just looked like it. I will say it was unwatchable to anybody that’s ever been a fan of pro-wrestling or considered themselves a professional in this industry. And then Felix hit Twinkle Toes in the head with a hammer and beat him 123. Did I miss any nuances of this contest?”
Fresh off the back of the defeat Kenny Omega appeared via video at the NJPW x STARDOM Historic X-Over event, laying down the challenge to IWGP United States Champion Will Ospreay. It has since been announced that the pair will meet at Wrestle Kingdom 17 in the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.
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