Jim Cornette has described the verbal showdown between MJF and CM Punk on AEW Dynamite as “perfect.”
On the November 24th edition of AEW Dynamite, MJF and CM Punk delivered one of the most talked about promo battles in recent memory. After being spurned the previous week, MJF interrupted CM Punk as he was entering the ring for his match with QT Marshall.
MJF took aim at Punk over quitting WWE like a “b*tch,” and his failed UFC switch before comparing him to John Cena. Meanwhile, Punk hit back, calling his rival a “less famous Miz,” and mocking him for his appearance on the Rosie O’Donnell show as a child.
In reviewing the verbal sparring on his podcast, The Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette described the segment as “perfect.” He continued by explaining that AEW was the only place where a segment like that would have been allowed to happen.
“It was perfect. It’s pro-wrestling, without any physicality whatsoever. The first step of pro-wrestling is to get people interested in the personalities. The second step in pro-wrestling is to get the personalities in conflict with each other, where the people want to see them fight before they actually fight. Then the third step is to let them have the fight, and sell the tickets to it, or pay-per-views or draw ratings or whatever.
That’s what they are f*cking doing. I was gobsmacked that you don’t see anything real or legitimate or just well done on anything the WWE does. Even if they had anybody that could talk like this, they don’t let them. Those f*cking pea-brained, minutia dicked comedy writers hand them sh*t and say ‘No you will say this word for word.’ It sounds like it.
This is where AEW can easily blow the WWE television programmes out of the water is with real, interesting promos. It’s the only place that allows them to do it, and how many places have people that can talk like MJF and Punk.”
After segment was the talk of the wrestling town, it was referenced on the most recent edition of Monday Night Raw. On the show, Edge made his return to the red brand before being interrupted by The Miz and his wife Maryse. In the promo that followed, Edge said that Miz had got “people on other shows saying his name to get a cheap reaction.”
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