The outspoken Jim Cornette declared on the latest edition of his Experience podcast that he is no longer friends with Chris Jericho.
Cornette’s comments came as a repsonse to Jericho’s support of Donald Trump and contributing financially to support his election campaign.
Cornette played a big part in Jericho’s early success in pro-wrestling, and seemingly isn’t happy that Jericho used that success to benefit Trump.
This came after a discussion about Jericho revealing that he’d tested positive for COVID-19 in September.
“And here’s the thing. Everybody has been hearing me knock Chris Jericho, my old buddy and friend and lifelong pal, for quite some time now. At first, we said he was the star of the show (in AEW), he realises he’s the only mainstream star they’ve got that can still go, that everybody knows who the f**k he is, he can use his own name, he’s gonna be the top heel, he’s gonna carry this company on his back. And about three months in, suddenly he started playing with the cool kids and running angles with Pockets (Orange Cassidy), and having programs with all the f**king little darlings, instead of being a serious top heel. And we’ve panned him since then, but still, people said, ‘Well, do you want his carcass boiled in oil and his fat sold for soap like you’d like to see done with Olivier (Kenny Omega)?’.
“No, I can honestly say that Chris had been embarrassing me and making me frustrated with his activity, and I thought he should be ashamed of himself for what he’s capable of doing versus what he’s been doing to help teach these young idiots instead of falling in with them and validating their bad habits. If he was hanging from his fingernails off the edge of a cliff, I would have still thrown him a rope. If he was on fire, I wouldn’t have pissed on him, I’d actually have gone and gotten a water hose and put him out. Because you could admire and respect what he had done in wrestling. He’s been there, he’s achieved at a high level, and what we had to say constantly was, ‘He’s better than this. Why is he doing this?’. But I still had to say positive things about him.
“But now, and it’s not even the COVID thing, just being stupid about COVID. But now it’s finding out all the other things that we didn’t know about Chris, such as he’s delusional. And he actually gave $40,000 – $40,000! – to Donald Trump to get re-elected. He thought that this f**king criminal deserved another chance. He’s with them. Whether he was always one of them, or whether they’ve brainwashed him, the fact is that, now I can say, desecrating the wrestling business didn’t break my friendship with Chris Jericho – I still would have thrown him that rope if he was hanging off the edge of a cliff. But now that I know that he felt so strongly that Donald f**king Trump should get four more years to bring an end to this country as we know it and create chaos around the world, and kill who knows how many other people, and be responsible for the deaths of who knows how many other people.
“Chris – don’t be on a cliff around me because f**k you, you can f**king drop. And this is from Jim to Chris, f**k you. F**k you. You’re a filthy human being that supported a filthy disgusting pig. And that’s why you get my f**k you. We are no longer friends and never will be again. And I don’t feel bad at all anymore about f**king taking apart your s**tty f**king performances on this f**king supposed wrestling program. You’ve infected people, now you’ve got infected yourself, because you’ve been listening to this f**king Mango Mussolini, and you think just like him, and I’m ashamed of you. And I’m sorry that I asked Lance Storm, ‘Hey, can you bring that guy you were working with in your audition video along, he looks good too’. I’m sorry I said that, because now I played a part in you being able to be successful enough to give Donald f**king Trump $40,000. You’ve got too much money Chris and too little sense, and there’s no f**king handicapped children or abused animals that could have used that money? F**k you.”
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