Jim Cornette has shared his thoughts on Bobby Fish following his AEW departure and subsequent challenging of CM Punk to a shoot fight.
On 1st September, it was reported that Bobby Fish had officially parted ways with All Elite Wrestling. At that point, Fish had not appeared on AEW television since August 3rd (where he appeared alongside former Undisputed Era stablemates Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly).
Following his departure, on September 6th, Fish took to his new Undisputed Podcast to comment on the current backstage turmoil between CM Punk and The Elite (specifically the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Hangman Page). In these comments, Fish challenged Punk – who has fought twice in the UFC – to a shoot fight.
In a recent episode of the Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette offered the “Cult of Cornette” his thoughts on the situation and also heaped praised upon Fish and his in-ring work.
“Well, I hate to hear this because I like Bobby Fish, worked with him, you know, briefly in Ring of Honor. He’s an older guy. He’s older than the rest of this group. I thought he’s more mature. He’s an excellent talent, as he’s trained a lot in kickboxing, MMA or whatever.”
Bobby Fish’s future in professional wrestling is unclear, but as of now he has gained the notoriously difficult-to-gain stamp of approval from Cornette. Alongside the legendary booker lavishing praise upon Fish, he also weighed in on Fish’s remarks in relation to the unfolding Punk-Elite drama.
“I hate to hear that you know, but he was obviously part of the Undisputed Elite, and I guess he’s done a bunch of pro wrestling chimpanzee shows out in Rancho Cucamonga. So he’s on their side but I mean, you know, I guess it’s good to get attention and he’s making a statement that ‘Hey, if I’d have been there…’ Which probably makes them sorry they didn’t go to bat for him more, ‘But if I’d have been there I would have taken care of the situation…’
I was about to say then you know that if so and so had been involved we get to a 12 Man then we have to do the football field f*ckery match, but it’s nice to Bobby to say that and take up for his friends I guess.
But obviously it’s ridiculous and a lot of people will go well yeah, he probably would kick Punk’s ass because Punk lost in UFC. Again a) Bobby fish never fought in the UFC. And b) Punk ain’t gotta fight anybody for f*cking free because he’s making seven figures a year to be the AEW World Champion and he just got hurt accidentally. He’s not going to fight anybody for free. So it’s a grandstand challenge.”
Punk has not commented on Fish’s challenge to a fight and on Wednesday’s Dynamite Tony Khan shared that he has vacated the AEW World Championship.
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