Jim Cornette criticizes decision to make former WWE star a world champion; says it points to "rats deserting a sinking ship"

Jim Cornette does not shy away from commenting on the wrestling world
Jim Cornette does not shy away from commenting on the wrestling world

Wrestling legend Jim Cornette recently expressed his opinion on former WWE star Tyrus becoming an NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.

Tyrus, who was known as Brodus Clay in WWE, won the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at Hard Times 3 pay-per-view. The former WWE star defeated Matt Cardona and Trevor Murdoch in a three-way match to become the champion. The former Brodus Clay was on WWE's main roster from 2011 until his release in 2014.

Speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience podcast, the former WWE manager criticized Tyrus winning the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Cornette could not understand why the former Brodus Clay was booked to become champion.

"Now see if that had happened before Aldis gave notice as well, no wonder. I mean, you know, the rats deserting a sinking ship if you put your belt on this f*cking guy. Right. But that was after that, [it] was in place of what they were going to do originally, wasn't it? Because they suspended Aldis," Cornette said. [H/T Inside the Ropes]
Guys.Are we serious here? This is the NWA world champion? Now I wanna go watch the full match. There's no way Tyrus performed that badly throughout the whole thing.Right?....RIGHT!?

Jim Cornette is unsure whether Tyrus will rank among the greatest giants in world wrestling

While speaking on the same edition of the podcast, Jim Cornette was scathing in his criticism. He stated that a match between behemoths can be entertaining when booked correctly.

However, the former WWE manager was unsure whether Brodus Clay would rank alongside Andre the Giant as a giant of the industry.

"Happy Humphrey wrestled Haystacks Calhoun one time. But it depends on the big men involved as to whether it should be for the world title of anybody or the big main event of a major show or whatever. It depends on who the big giants are. I don't know if Tyrus is going to rank up there with Andre or any of the other giants in the wrestling industry," he added.
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Despite having a popular gimmick during his time in WWE, the former Brodus Clay did not manage to win any titles with the company. Following his departure from WWE, Clay went to TNA (now IMPACT Wrestling) and spent four years in the promotion. Tyrus made his NWA debut on March 11, 2021, at Back For The Attack. He is a former World Television Champion for the promotion.

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