Despite not working in major promotion currently, Jim Cornette is always in the news. As of late, the loud-mouthed former owner of Smoky Mountain Wrestling has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Even then, Cornette does not stop giving his takes about things happening in the world of pro-wrestling. Tessa Blanchard has been released by Impact Wrestling and now, she’s a free agent who has managed to gain WWE’s interest.
On Cornette’s Drive-Thru, Jim Cornette discussed the future of Tessa Blanchard after her Impact departure. Cornette said that AEW should sign the former Impact World Champion because her father – WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard works there.
He said that Blanchard is a “Charlotte Flair level” worker and that AEW should build their women’s division around her.
Since her father is over on the other channel, and she’s one of the best female workers in the world, Charlotte Flair level, the last time that I saw her, maybe even better with some of the facials and shit, AEW wouldn’t want to actually a legitimate women’s division?
Cornette then went on to say that he doesn’t give a “f*ck” about what AEW’s doing but if they want to build an actual women’s division then they should “get away from “the Japanese schoolgirls” and put the strap on Blanchard right after signing her to a contract.
I don’t give a f*ck what they do with their women’s division because I don’t give a f*ck what they do, but if they are serious about actually having a women’s division, and a professional wrestling company, and they want to get away from the Japanese schoolgirls or the parade of indie-rific, poorly booked, green, inexperienced talent that they have paraded through under the guise of female wrestlers, if I was Tony Khan, I would f*cking talk to Tessa Blanchard, and as long as she was willing to do business, and didn’t seem to be causing any issues or trying to cause any issues with coming to a deal, I would then basically bring her in, put the belt on her, and have all these other girls do a job on the way out and just f*cking hide them somewhere and get me some women that can work with Tessa and start all over again, or else, I just wouldn’t bring her in and keep having the same green girls having the same shitty matches
Cornette went on to say that if Blanchard doesn’t want to do “what’s best for business” then Tony Khan should straight up fire her and her father.
Tully Blanchard is working in AEW, obviously has had a relationship with Tony Khan for some period of time, months, whatever. I think they could all sit down, and if Tony Khan was Bill Watts, and commanded some respect, OK, I know I’ve already jumped the shark, he could sit down, he could say, ‘You know what, I am willing, because of your great talent and the Blanchard name in the business, to do business with both of you guys, but this shit needs to work out. If you have any other idea of coming in here and doing anything else besides being the women’s champion and leading the division and doing what’s best for business, as we all agree that that’s what it is, then great, that’s what I want to do, if not, I’ll fire you, I’ll fire your father, I’ll hire somebody else from your family just so I can fire them too.
Cornette is clearly a fan of Tessa Blanchard but her past deeds could get in the way of her future endeavors. Either way, it will be interesting to see where Blanchard lands in the coming weeks.
Thank you to 411Mania for the quotes.