That breath of fresh air you all just collectively breathed in was a direct result of what is coming to us from prowrestling.net from their live report of Saturday night’s ROH show. That being, Jim Cornette is back as the “executive producer” of ROH.
Cornette was quoted as saying, “Sarah Palin will give Barack Obama a lap dance on the steps of the capital before I get behind Vince Russo,” and had some truthful things to say about the Hornswoggle and Cody Deaner characters as well. He reiterated what he said on his Who’s Slamming Who interview, which I posted this past week in case you haven’t listened to it yet, that he was let go from TNA because he could never be 100 percent behind Vince Russo’s creative direction.
Cornette ran an angle on the show with Austin Aries, with Aries interrupting Cornette’s speech and getting all up in his grill. Cornette said Aries has been weaseling out of facing tough competition and said if he had anything to say about it, Aries would be facing much harder opponents from here on out.
This is great news for ROH, and great news for professional wrestling. As I’ve stated before, TNA doesn’t appear to be a serious wrestling company at this point, after the laughable decision to head up their creative team with Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara. And WWE is never going to promote a serious wrestling product. WWE needs competition in order to stay interesting, and here’s hoping that with Cornette in a prominent position with the company, ROH can once again be that alternative. – Dusty