As the AEW locker room once again becomes one of the hottest topics in wrestling, Jim Cornette has explained how he would deal with Andrade El Idolo.
Ahead of the October 5th edition of AEW Dynamite Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara got into an altercation backstage. It has since been reported that Andrade was the aggressor and threw two punches at his rival, before being sent home.
Sammy Guevara later worked the main event as a planned, scoring the pin as he and Chris Jericho defeated Bryan Danielson and Daniel Garcia.
The problems between Andrade and Guevara began days earlier when the former WWE star claimed in an interview that the Spanish God had complained about being hit too hard in a match. Guevara responded on Twitter, and a war of words ensued.
Speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience podcast, Jim Cornette explained what he would do if he were in AEW President Tony Khan’s position. Cornette worked backstage in WWE for a number of years as well as running Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
The legendary manager explained that he would simply leave Andrade at home as letting go would set a negative precedent.
“Well, that’s the thing is I’d just leave him home. But I’d pay him. Because it’s not important whether he shows up or doesn’t, whether he’s on television or not on television, whether he’s on their events or not on their events, it’s not going to impact their business from a financial standpoint, one iota. Nobody’s buying a ticket to see him, nobody’s turning tickets back in because he’s not there. He’s on the card.
If you fire him, then you’ve set a precedent, where, you know, anybody that wants to get out of there can do something to f*cking get fired. At this point Tony’s is going to have to realise he has been taken on a lot of these guys, he signed long term, PAC! He’s got PAC for f*cking five years, right? Jesus Christ we’ve seen everything he can do, and you can see that in three weeks. It’s the same thing every time.”
It was reported in the hours after the incident that Andrade sparked the fight in order to get fired so he can return to WWE.
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