Jim Cornette has expressed his opinion on the recent appearance of Maki Itoh in AEW, and the legendary manager does not hold back.
Cornette would take his ire to social media in response to a clip posted from the official AEW on TNT Twitter account. The tweet from AEW showed Maki Itoh making her unique entrance for the six-woman tag team match on Dynamite. Itoh continued to sing and dance on the entranceway despite her music stopping and the action beginning between the other competitors in the match.
AEW accompanied the video with the caption:
“Singing through the start of a fight….that’s show biz baby #AEWDynamite”
Cornette responded in typically outspoken fashion to say that he was not a fan of the Joshi superstars antics:
“The fact that whatever mark that runs this Twitter account would actually show people–ON PURPOSE–the most unprofessional, amateur-looking mess ever broadcast on TV shows that they’re just pulling your legs and laughing at you for being stupid enough to watch @AEW to begin with.”
The fact that whatever mark that runs this Twitter account would actually show people–ON PURPOSE–the most unprofessional, amateur-looking mess ever broadcast on TV shows that they're just pulling your legs and laughing at you for being stupid enough to watch @AEW to begin with. https://t.co/557R806np0
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) March 13, 2021
Itoh teamed with Dr. Britt Baker and Nyla Rose for the match. The trio would fall to defeat at the hands of Hikaru Shida, Ryo Mizunami, and Thunder Rosa. Former NWA Women’s World Champion Rosa would subsequently pin Itoh for the victory. After the match, Baker and her teammates would attack Shida, Mizunami, and Rosa. Baker would put Thunder Rosa in her lockjaw submission hold as sidekick Reba would grind her crutch in Rosa’s face. This attack then led to the announcement of an unsanctioned, lights-out match between Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker on the St. Patrick’s Day slam edition of Dynamite.
Maki Itoh will main event the first episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. The new show premieres on Monday 15th of March at 7 pm ET/Midnight GMT. New AEW signing Paul Wight will feature on commentary for the show alongside Tony Schiavone.
Jim Cornette has also recently given his opinion on the controversial ending to the AEW Revolution pay-per-view.