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Jim Cornette Suggests Tully Blanchard Could Be Holding Back FTR

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Wrestling legend Jim Cornette has suggested that having Four Horseman Tully Blanchard in their corner might not be doing FTR the world of good in AEW.

FTR debuted in AEW in May 2020, going on to capture the AEW World Tag Team Championship at All Out just four months later. Those belts meant that FTR is the first team to have held the NXT, Raw, SmackDown, and AEW Tag Team Titles, furthering their claim to be the GTTOAT.

The duo of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have been aligned on-screen with former NWA United States Champion Tully Blanchard since August 2020 and together the three men form a crucial part of The Pinnacle alongside MJF, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow.

Speaking on his Jim Cornette Experience podcast, the legendary manager of The Midnight Express has given his thoughts on the partnership between Blanchard and FTR and thinks it might be doing more harm than good:

“I love The Four Horsemen, Tully Blanchard is a veteran. Tully Blanchard was one of the most impeccable in-ring workers and a believable guy that hustled and worked his ass off. And he could talk too when he was talking about himself in his prime in his day.”

“These promos by Tully are not doing it for this veteran tag team, and sometimes managing is a quality that doesn’t translate just because you were a great wrestler. Also, I am too old for this now and Tully is 10 years older than me. So I don’t know that they are doing FTR a service or a disservice by not finding someone modern and current. Is there somebody else out there that is younger, is fresh and is new that would fit with a team like FTR?”

“They are impeccable in the ring, and when they are fired up they can talk as well, but they have been given little chance to show it. But they need someone with them to bring the energy up, and I’m not sure Tully is doing that.”

Jim Cornette also recently discussed the situation around Jeff Hardy’s WWE release and thinks it would be madness for AEW to sign the former WWE Champion at the current time.

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