Ronda Rousey recently dropped her SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair who returned to WWE after a long absence. Charlotte challenged Ronda after the latter’s match with Raquel Rodriguez and emerged victorious.
Speaking on the latest episode of Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru, the former manager explained why AEW should not look to sign Ronda Rousey.
“I don’t think so, I don’t think she’d do it and if she doesn’t want to be in the WWE, I don’t think she necessarily would want to be in AEW. And even if he [Tony Khan] said, ‘
Oh I’ll give you 10 million dollars, you know, my dad will pay you out of his own pocket,’ whatever the case. Still, she hasn’t seemed like she was excited to do this.
I don’t think she’s gonna be hurting for money after this little run she’s just had, it’s a part-time deal anyway,”
AEW has ruined the booking of Wardlow
Jim Cornette who has no shortage of opinions on wrestling chimed in with his thoughts about AEW’s booking of Wardlow. He’s been very critical of everything. He said Wardlow should have been booked like Goldberg.
Jim Cornette said this, “In the Booker of the Year’s ultimate wisdom, Tony Khan has decided that the best way to rehabilitate Wardlow’s sagging popularity after they’ve completely fumbled the ball with his booking is to put him in a program with Samoa Joe.”
Cornette referred to Tony Khan as booker of the year, as a dig at Dave Meltzer’s selection of Tony as Booker of the year for 2020 and 2021, and some say likely 2022. This wasn’t all that Cornette had to say about Wardlow.
Jim Cornette said, “Wardlow had size and power, and the ability to physically dominate his opponents – kind of like a Goldberg or Road Warrior, type of appeal, especially in the land of Lilliput that is AEW.
When you put him against a guy obviously more experienced and powerful – Wardlow not only can’t muscle him around like he could the smaller guys, [he] is still green.”
Goldberg and the Road Warriors were booked as absolute monsters. They ran through their respective rosters and became dominant forces. Both became very hot after a period of strong booking. Jim Cornette believes the same should have been done with Wardlow, and Tony messed up by not doing so.
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