Legendary wrestling promoter and Manager Jim Cornette has been a vocal critic of AEW, despite his long history with one of the promotion’s top stars, Chris Jericho.
Cornette and Jericho have a long history together, with Jericho getting his start in Cornette’s Smokey Mountain Wrestling Promotion.
Jericho seems to still hold Cornette in high regard, previously Tweeting that he could get Cornette a consultant job with AEW. The offer came with the caveat that Cornette would need to stop criticizing the product.
While Jericho’s Tweet has been deleted, Cornette recently responded to it after a fan shared a screenshot of the Tweet.
“Chris, I’ll tell ya same thing I told Tony a year and & half ago—I’m the only one who’ll tell you the truth cause I don’t WANT a job. After I’ve actually SEEN your show, there hasn’t been enough money printed to hire me.”
While Jericho hasn’t responded directly to Cornette, he did talk about Cornette with a fan who Tweeted him.
“I wish nothing but the best for Jim. But I’m too busy creating magic and entertaining this world to worry about what a grumpy old man thinks.”