Jim Cornette has discussed the major change he wants to see AEW President Tony Khan make in his company and reminds Khan he isn’t running a charity.
In recent months AEW has bolstered its roster significantly, signing the likes of Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, and Adam Cole in high-profile moves. In addition, the likes of Malakai Black, Andrade, Ruby Soho, and Bobby Fish have joined the company after receiving their releases from WWE.
At AEW Dynamite on the 22nd of December, another name was added to that list of stars to become All Elite in 2021 when Kyle O’Reilly reunited with Cole and Fish in shocking fashion.
Speaking on his Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru podcast, the former manager of The Midnight Express expressed his view that in light of all these stars joining AEW, it might be time for Tony Khan to move some of the lesser names in the company on:
“So what [Khan’s] going to have to do is what Cary Silkin had to do one time in ROH and have a come to Jesus meeting about whether he wants to have a real company, and free up some money to hire some new talent that the WWE seems to want to hand them on a silver platter.”
“Get rid of some of the drek that makes his company look like the amateur hour, or whether he wants to keep running a Make A Wish and employ everybody because he doesn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings.”
When it was pointed out to Cornette that because of Khan’s wealth he could have an “unlimited budget” to sign whoever he wants, Cornette was nonplussed:
“Then f*cking find a cure for cancer and contribute to some handicapped children! Don’t give bad indie outlaw wrestlers making 5 times what they made because they are not worth it. This is not Make A Wish.”
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