Jim Cornette On Lucha Underground Jan 29, 2015 2:18:19 GMT -6
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jan 29, 2015 2:18:19 GMT -6
Jim Cornette On Why He Won't Watch Lucha Underground, His Twitter Fight With Young Bucks
Jim Cornette recently appeared on In Your Head Wrestling Radio and, after discussing some rather unusual topics to kick off the show, he shared a few memories regarding his old-school days with guys like "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and then they moved on to more recent events.
Cornette expressed cautious optimism when asked about Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling project but noted that there wasn't a lot of information for him to make a fully informed decision just yet. He added that he thinks Jarrett has a "great idea" in what he's doing with GFW thus far. Host Jack E. Jones then asked if Cornette had watched any Lucha Underground episodes yet.
"No, I haven't, and I'll tell you why," Cornette began. "Because it's another wrestling promotion with a network putting a lot of money into a wrestling company with a writer instead of a booker. So the sh-t in the ring may be good but it don't interest me because I'm only interested in wrestling that has bookers instead of writers. And here you go again…it's Turner Broadcasting if they all spoke Spanish. Instead of hot dogs from the… cafeteria, it's hot dogs and burritos. That's about the only difference in a wrestling company—in my opinion—being owned by a television broadcast company employing a bunch of writers."
Jack E. Jones brought up the Young Bucks, who were recently featured in the Wrestle Kingdom 9 event and Cornette laughed heartily and discussed his recent dust-up on Twitter with the team.
"They blocked me on Twitter! They blocked me! I've never been so insulted," he joked. "No... I've been in riots. I've had a couple dozen people in my life try to kill and the Young Bucks think they're going to hurt my feelings because they blocked me on Twitter."
Cornette said that the animosity from the Bucks stemmed from his review of their WK9 match.
"Their match was a four team, eight man match to open the Wrestle Kingdom show," Jim explained. "You couldn't tell who was whose partner, nobody got over. It was a mess. They had to go out there… in 15 minutes every guy did every move they've ever known, ever learned, to each other; nobody registered it; couldn't tell who was on whose side. You couldn't tell who was going to try and win this thing. It wasn't even a tag match, it was a mess."
His chief criticism of the Bucks in particular was that they executed a complex, high-impact maneuver to an opponent and—in Cornette's opinion—the move wasn't sold to its maximum potential.
"If somehow, two guys had given that move to another guy on a show I was responsible for and that guy left the arena under his own power, I'd fire all three of them," Cornette said.