Nick Aldis sticks up for Cornette.
When it was announced on Sept. 12 that Jim Cornette would provide commentary for the upcoming National Wrestling Alliance studio show, fans were divided by the decision. A portion of wrestling fans love Cornette's brutal honesty and traditional values. Another portion finds Cornette to be out of touch and bitter.
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis doesn't necessarily agree or disagree with Cornette's comments, but he has no problem working with the man.
"This may come as a shock, but I don’t keep abreast of every single petty online wrestling squabble, so I asked a couple of trusted contemporaries why this time seemed unusually aggressive and was brought up to speed on some of the latest corny beefs (see what I did there?) and while I’m not going to weigh in on any of them specifically, it highlighted a broader question I find myself asking more than I should; why are we all wasting so much time being so damn sensitive?" Aldis pondered in a written article for Flagged Sports. "But guys, please lighten the fuck up. Your dollars are not worth any more than anyone else’s, regardless of how much time you spend dissecting how the sausage is made, liking one style does not disqualify you from enjoying another and does not put you in an opposing camp, you’re allowed to watch one show or one hundred shows, and please remember that there’s a big difference between making observations and 'throwing shade.'"
Aldis continued, "It’s not my decision to make, but if it were, I would have Jim Cornette too, because he’s the best extemporaneous speaker in the history of the business along with the late Bobby Heenan. Guess what?… I don’t have to agree with everything someone says about our industry to work with them or to enjoy their work. And no, that’s not me saying I agree or disagree with Jim on his opinions."
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