Jim Cornette was not enamoured with a recent segment on WWE SmackDown that failed to set the world alight.
Speaking on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette took issue with the recent segment on SmackDown that saw Drew McIntyre and Karrion Kross involved in a brawl with Scarlett attempting to shoot a fireball at the face of the former WWE Champion.
The fireball missed its mark and according to Cornette the use of fire in this instance just didn’t need to be done:
“Drew McIntyre comes out to do a promo. And he’s talking about Karrion Kross and he challenges Karrion Kross to a strap match at Extreme Rules. So now they’re going to do a pay-per-view with a bunch of matches that have no rules when all of their goddamn regular matches pretty much have no rules.”
“But it was a good promo, Drew McIntyre looks good. He’s got the size etc, blah, blah blah. But again, as soon as he makes the challenge instantly the music plays here comes Scarlett to the ring. […] So when Scarlett comes to the ring, Karrion Kross imagine this, attacks Drew McIntyre from behind. How many times have we seen this just in the two programmes on Friday? Somebody comes down the one way you’re looking at him somebody comes the other way.”
“[…] So there they get in a fight and McIntyre posts Karrion Kross and then puts the strap on Kross’ wrist and then gets the other end and starts whipping the bejesus out of Kross and Kross sold it big. And okay, we’ve got some interest in a strap match going on here, and as Kross is selling Scarlett rolls in and blocks his prone body like no, no stay away.”
“And Drew McIntyre is like why I oughta, should have… But he pauses and she’s fumbling with something. And she tries what the point of it was she was going to fire a fireball at Drew McIntyre’s face and I assume the plan was to hit him with it and burn him. But it went straight past him.”
“[…] So they’re trying to give this guy f*cking push, Karrion Kross, and he’s got the look. And he’s got the girl. And his work. I guess ain’t bad. We’ve seen a bit of him. They tried to give him a big push, but this was a goddamn clusterf*ck. And I know sometimes I’ve seen things happen especially with fire you know, whether the BIC lighter gets wet because you’re sweaty or the flash paper gets wet because you’re sweaty or, you know, the Iron Sheik in Evansville that night to Jimmy Hart. ‘Jimmy, it won’t strike, it won’t strike.’”
“But this was just no, it didn’t need to be this way. Had nobody in that building ever done this and know how it’s supposed to be done? Or did they just read about it on the internet?”
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