Jim Cornette has made headlines for his very opinionated way of going about things. One of the people who sometimes receives her verbal wrath is Austin Aries.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Austin Aries explained his beef with Jim Cornette. Aries said that he watched Cornette as a child, but then he grew up to meet him only to discover that he was hated.
“I grew up watching this guy. I was super excited and stoked when he was being brought in to work with him, and super disappointed to see how he is and the fact is he’s kind of got that old school mentality, he’s working everybody all the time, he’s working all of his followers. All the sh*t he says, it’s funny, he talks about Trump and how much he hates Trump, but he uses the same kind of tactics to pander to his fanbase. Lowbrow sh*t.”
“He has no reason to [hate me]. He just dislikes me. I think this is what it is, Jim. I did an interview, and they were asking me about Ring of Honor and the differences and this and that. And I said, I asked him, I said which Ring of Honor? Because I said Gabe’s Ring of Honor and his vision was different from Pierce’s, which is different now to you have Cornette in there, it’s kind of like Smokey Mountain of Honor. And he heard that and got super f*cking, I think that’s why he hates me, because I said Smokey Mountain of Honor. I just thought it was clever. I didn’t even hate Smokey Mountain, I liked it. I was trying to sh*t on your stuff, dude, I was just pointing out a difference between the original Ring of Honor concept and Jim Cornette’s concept were kind of on different ends of the spectrum.”
“So, if you ask me a question about Ring of Honor, you need to specify which one you’re talking about. And that was all I said. And I think he heard it, and after that’s when he just f*cking started going off on me and burying me after he heard Smokey Mountain of Honor. So, I apologize, so I don’t know if it’s that or if it’s the relationship I developed on camera with Bananas, that he’s a little taken aback by and threatened by. It’s cool, we’re just friends, Jim.”
Jim Cornette has chastised Austin Aries publicly in the past about not taking a back bump correctly. Aries fired back and gave his own assessment of the situation. He has an idea what Cornette was talking about, but according to A Double, Cornette is way off base.
“The bump I think he’s talking about, and I didn’t hear his thing, I see some of the tweets and comments come through about my dick not working, like what the f*ck is he talking about? This is f*cking great. I was working a match with Colt Cabana, and you ever see the move Fireman’s Carry, it was the f*cking cage match in Chicago, where we did the gimmicked door, so he does the move where he’s got me in Fireman’s Carry, he’s standing on the second rope, and then he drops to the mat and he drops you and you land on the top f*cking turnbuckle, so we’re going to do it in the cage, so I said oh this will be f*cking sweet.”
“So, we’re going to do it from the top, so you have the cage behind you so you have your balance. What I didn’t think about is because the cage was there, I couldn’t go vertical and flatten myself out to drop, so I end up crotching the f*cking top rope when he dropped me from his shoulders on the top, dropped me and I end up f*cking crotching, and yeah dude, some of the worst f*cking pain of my life.”
“See Jim, you’ve only taken one bump in your career and you almost f*cking broke your f*cking back so you probably don’t know what it’s like to take bumps night in and night out and all the sh*t it can do to you, so that’s why you shouldn’t talk so much about things you can’t do. So yeah man, this bruise developed a week later, my whole underside from my taint, up to tip, taint to tip, was f*cking purplish-blue, I snapped a picture of it. I had to. I had never seen anything like it. It was f*cking absurd, man.”
Austin Aries seems to be doing well on his own. He’s making his own schedule and still advocating for what he believes in. Perhaps a run with another major pro wrestling company is in the cards down the line, but Aries probably won’t be getting Jim Cornette’s managerial services.