Jim Cornette has had his say on the recent promotions behind the scenes in AEW and explains why, in his opinion, they won’t help the product on television.
It was recently announced that AEW has made a raft of changes with a number of members of staff handed new roles. In addition, Madison Rayne has joined the company. The former IMPACT Wrestling star and five-time Knockouts Champion has been appointed as a coach for the women’s division.
As part of the reshuffle, Tony Schiavone is now a Senior Producer and Special Advisor to Talent, Sonjay Dutt is Vice President of Production and Creative Coordination, QT Marshall has been promoted to Vice President of Show and Creative Coordination and Pat Buck has been named Vice President of Talent Development.
Jim Cornette discussed the changes on his Experience podcast, and says that they won’t make a bit of difference to the AEW product on television because ultimately it is still Tony Khan in charge:
“But this is not going to help the problem and it’s not going to do anything to address the real issue, and it’s not going to improve the product. Because nothing was said about somebody either taking over, helping out with, or in any way trying to mentor Tony Khan on creative. This is all about hiring more people for Tony Khan to tell what’s going to happen, and for them to tell other people.”
“It’s not solving the real problem, why the show continues to further suck every week when he had sh*t going when he had the right people to listen to, and now those people are either gone and injured or excommunicated. But nobody is helping with creative, they’re helping disseminate the creative plans, but nobody is actually being appointed to creative to see that those creative plans don’t suck pond water. So that’s the problem.”
“You can add all these people, you want to talk to everybody, but until Tony Khan understands that he not only does still not know what he’s doing, but he doesn’t know who to listen to, to get ideas to figure it out, this sh*t is still gonna be crappy booking with no continuity, illogic everywhere, have a schizophrenic television programme where everybody gets a segment to do whatever they want, regardless of whether it fits the programme as a whole.”
Jim Cornette also discussed Triple H’s recent comments on Vince McMahon’s influence on wrestling, calling The Game’s remarks “horsesh*t.”
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