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Jim Cornette Compares Big E’s WWE Title Reign To A “Participation Trophy”

Jim Cornette

Jim Cornette has offered his thoughts on Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Championship, while not being especially complimentary about out-going champion Big E.

Despite not even being in the match on the morning of the show, Brock Lesnar walked out of Day 1 as the WWE Champion. While the route to get there was less than conventional, fans are now looking forward to a potential ‘Title vs. Title’ clash between The Beast and Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.

Reflecting on the events of the evening on his Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru podcast, the legendary manager said that WWE did the right thing in having Brock Lesnar emerge with the championship once it was clear that Roman Reigns was unable to appear owing to a positive COVID test.

In fact, Cornette explained that he believed that the big showdown between Lesnar and Reigns should have always featured both men as champions.

“Big E was still the other champion in this situation where they’ve got 2 champions, but who gives a sh*t? Because no one does. So to have the Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns showdown mean as much as it can along with Paul Heyman and which way is he gonna go? One’s the champion of one show, and one’s the champion of the other show, and they’re gonna meet at some point obviously. And the winner at some point, should unite those championships, because they never should have had 2 to begin with.

So now, by this happening, they actually have p*ssed off the people in Atlanta that wanted to see that live. The people who made that effort to go to the arena and park there, they had money in it, but nobody else did because it’s on Peacock. So f*ck it.”

Cornette went on to say that both men should have entered their final showdown as champions and that circumstances forced WWE’s hand into doing the right thing. He added that now Big E’s title reign, which represented a “participation trophy” is out of the way, the real big match can take place.

“Now Brock Lesnar is one champion and Roman Reigns is another champion so there’s another thing that we gotta settle. Especially now which side is Heyman on with all the marbles on the line. This is how Brock should have gone into the match to begin with, they just had to do it because they had no choice. So Big E’s participation trophy championship, thank you for coming Big E, everybody loves you and you’re a nice person, but now we can get to drawing some f*cking money.”

Reflecting on his time with the WWE Championship, Big E recently admitted that he “fell a little bit short,” before expressing his desire to climb the mountain once more.

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