Jim Cornette Praises Imperium For Being “Too Good” For Modern Wrestling

Jim Cornette

Legendary wrestling manager Jim Cornette has recently heaped praise on Imperium, claiming that the faction is “too good” for modern wrestling.

Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser made their main roster debuts on SmackDown back in April and made an instant impact, with Gunther picking up the WWE Intercontinental Championship just two months after his arrival.

Former Imperium member Fabian Aichner, now known as Giovanni Vinci, rejoined the stable prior to Gunther’s Clash At The Castle match against Sheamus.

The ever-opinionated Jim Cornette is notoriously difficult to impress, especially in the modern era of wrestling, but the former Rock ’n’ Roll Express manager recently waxed lyrical about Imperium on a recent edition of his ‘Jim Cornette Experience’ podcast:

“As I was watching these guys [Imperium] stand in the ring, the way they talk, the expressions, and Gunther’s just amazing. I’m thinking if Bill Watts had these guys or Eddie Graham had these guys, they would be communist officers or Nazi soldiers, they would need police protection in and out of the arenas everywhere they went, they would have snipers staking out the interstate waiting for them to drive out of town.”

Cornette continued by stating that he believes the trio are too good for today’s wrestling environment:

“These guys could’ve been the hottest fu*king heels anybody has ever seen. But, they are wasted in sports entertainment, in the modern-day environment. They’re too good for this,”

Imperium are scheduled to compete against The Brawling Brutes at this Saturday’s Extreme Rules event in a Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook match.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.