AEW has a few critics and Jim Ross has even spoken out about some things he would like to see corrected. Jim Cornette is another person who is not shy about his opinion regarding Tony Khan’s company, to say the least. Matt Jackson took shots at both of them this week.

During Being The Elite this week, Matt Jackson launched into a monologue with a few serious points. He said that The Young Bucks are tough despite the fact that they don’t have a smoker’s cough or heavy accent. That’s not what tough is.

He also said that Jim Ross said that the Young Bucks’ Double or Nothing contest is “unmatched.” He took exception to that as well.

“The other day Jim Ross, the world’s worst commentator, hit a line about how unmatched we are against Jon [Moxley] and Eddie [Kingston]. Now, why exactly is that? After all, we are the world-class tag team that’s been doing this longer and at a higher level than anybody. I mean we’re the AEW World Tag Team Champions. Not them, Jim. In fact, last year these two men were at each other’s throats. I’d barely call them a tag team.”


“Is it because they look tougher than us? Because we wear outrageous headbands and luxury sneakers and smug looks on our faces? Is it because we don’t have smoker’s coughs or heavy accents? You don’t think I know what tough is? I guess I live completely comfortable every day of my life. I guess my back isn’t throbbing and my neck doesn’t click every time I get up off the floor after playing with my kids. I guess my right hand is completely functional and loose coins don’t slip through my grip every time a cashier hands me my change from back in Japan when I mangled it.”

“Yeah I guess the memories I have of working two jobs, praying my car wouldn’t get repossessed and my family and I wouldn’t be evicted from our apartment never happened. I guess Nick and I have just been handed everything. Didn’t have to scratch and claw our way into becoming completely self-made millionaires. But yeah, we don’t know what tough is, right? We didn’t just spill the blood of one of our closest friends, staining the ring canvas, and putting one of our greatest rivals out to pasture forever either, right?”

Matt Jackson also said that the Young Bucks will win at Double Or Nothing. He didn’t namedrop Jim Cornette specifically, but he did mention “industry-blackballed shock jocks” and that seemed to be a direct shot.

“At Double or Nothing, when we beat you two, because we will, this isn’t any other wrestling organization where the two big singles stars team up to beat the tag champs. I can already visualize the anti-Young Bucks hate tweets, the GIFs, the memes body-shaming us talking about hairlines and ages calling us mean-spirited nicknames from industry-blackballed shock jocks. Its all just noise anyway, right? Noise we can’t even hear at this point because we decided to hit the mute button on the world a very long time ago.”

Some companies refuse to work with Jim Cornette due to his controversial statements about Sonny Kiss and others. AEW is obviously not interested in bringing Cornette in for any reason. Matt Jackson also isn’t going to give Cornette the time of day to even mention his name on Being The Elite.

Will the Young Bucks retain the AEW World Tag Team Titles at Double or Nothing? Sound off in the comments!

Thanks to Wrestle Talk for the quote

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