AEW superstar Matt Hardy finds himself embroiled in a heated exchange of words with renowned podcast host Jim Cornette, along with Cornette's co-host and some of their followers. Known for his provocative remarks, Cornette's history in the wrestling industry is extensive.
However, Hardy took to Twitter this morning to express his complete loss of respect for the former ringside manager. In a scathing tweet, Hardy wrote, "You're definitely an ex-great. I used to have massive respect for you, but that's been long gone.
That's the case with many people now—it's sad. This is my final tweet to you... Keep doing your shock jock routines and fanning those toxic flames of hate and negativity for your zombies to slurp up. Make those bucks however you can though, right? Enjoy your life, Jim, I'll certainly enjoy mine."
Explosive Verbal Clash Escalates
The exchange between Hardy and Cornette initially began on Saturday when Hardy praised the Young Bucks and "Hangman" Adam Page while criticizing Cornette's fanbase as toxic.
In response, Cornette accused Hardy of compromising his integrity for the sake of preserving his job, alleging that he had "sold his soul" for Adderall. Hardy stood his ground, maintaining that he was telling the truth and supporting his friends.
The verbal sparring has since continued, with Cornette's co-host Brian Last also joining in. Cornette has long been a vocal critic of the Young Bucks and AEW as a whole. However, AEW President Tony Khan has previously acknowledged Cornette's contributions to the wrestling industry, allowing him to express his opinions freely.
Khan emphasized that Cornette has praised the company when he genuinely appreciates something, citing his positive comments regarding the debut of CM Punk. As the war of words rages on, fans are left eagerly anticipating the next move in this verbal showdown between Matt Hardy and Jim Cornette.
With two outspoken personalities in the mix, it remains to be seen whether this clash will escalate further or eventually find some common ground. Wrestling enthusiasts will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on the developments, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this engaging feud.