Wrestling legend Jim Cornette has expressed his view that if WWE is sold by Vince McMahon it could signal the end of the wrestling business as we know it.
With the current investigation into Vince McMahon leading to him stepping back as WWE Chairman and CEO, Jim Cornette has discussed what the future could look like in a WWE without McMahon at the helm.
Speaking on his Jim Cornette Experience, the former manager of The Midnight Express says that if WWE ends up being sold as part of the fallout from this saga, he thinks it might be the end of the wrestling business:
“I think the WWE without Vince McMahon in charge, one way or another – I’m not talking about creative, we know what I think about his creative – the WWE without Vince McMahon around will be a giant clusterf*ck. And then it will be sold and will turn into a corporate conglomerate that bears even less resemblance to pro wrestling than it does already.”
“All of the people who’ve never been in the wrestling will be tickled pink to work there because it’s such a lovely place filled with lollipops and sunshine and friendship and rainbows, and it will be the beginning of the end of the wrestling business.”
“I’m thinking this wrestling war is the first time one side didn’t win and it didn’t propel both of their business to new heights. This is going to be the wrestling war that finishes the whole business off.”