WWE and AEW have two very different ways of doing business and they’re led by two very different management teams. This was even more evident when Vince McMahon was still WWE Chairman.
While AEW President Tony Khan has a reputation for being democratic, Vince McMahon spent 40 years being the be-all and end-all with all things WWE. These differences in style also extended to how they interact with the talents working for their respective promotions.
Jim Cornette On Differences Between Vince McMahon And Tony Khan
In the hours after AEW Full Gear, Jungle Boy found himself in an online spat with the Gunn Club. Colten and Austin Gunn fired the first shot before Jungle Boy mocked them for not even being on the show. In response, the Gunn’s said that maybe they would have a spot on pay-per-view if they ” changed with the Bucks and stayed up until 6am with the boss.”
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, The Jim Cornette Experience, the legendary manager said that such comments aren’t great for Khan’s public image. Cornette compared the situation to how Vince McMahon dealt with talent during his time as WWE Chairman.
“Is this a good thing for Tony’s public perception as the owner and operator manipulator and Booker and boss and chief bottle washer of this whole company. If the guy’s can just willy nilly say on Twitter or out in public in front of God and everybody Yeah, Tony goes out and parties with all the guys and they do this and that and they stay up all night and you know, if you’re in that clique, then you get preferential treatment. And even if they’re not getting preferential treatment, because they’re in that clique, you’ve still established that the boss is staying up all night partying with the f*cking guys.
And I mean, I know Vince McMahon was noted in the 80s for going to a few adult entertainment establishments with some of the boys. But I don’t think he was out there with f*cking Harvey Wippleman smoking a joint and you know, back in the f*cking mid Hudson Civic Centre in Poughkeepsie. So I, again, you just have to wonder what in the flying f*ck control that he has or thinks he has or would like to have or how he thinks he’s going to get it. When everybody on the roster can just say oh, yeah, you’re the boss’s dude, so f*ck you.”
The Gunn Club have been at war with AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed in recent months after their father Billy turned on them, to become Daddy Ass to Max Caster and Anthony Bowens.
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