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Jim Cornette points out major flaw in Toni Storm’s AEW debut

Jim Cornette recently shared his candid thoughts on Toni Storm’s AEW debut, which landed on Dynamite last week.

The 26-year-old star was revealed to be a mystery opponent for The Bunny in the first qualifier of the women’s Owen Hart Foundation Cup tournament.

The two women pushed each other to the limit in an entertaining match. In the closing moments, AEW’s latest acquisition performed her Storm Zero finishing maneuver on The Bunny to claim victory in her in-ring debut.

Speaking of Jim Cornette experience Podcast, the wrestling exec claimed that AEW’s play-by-play broadcaster Excalibur made a mistake with Storm’s introduction.

Cornette didn’t think releasing Toni Storm’s list of Stardom’s awards was the right decision.

Here’s what the former WWE personality had to say:

“She just came off WWE TV and there’s a sockface babble, ‘Oh! She was a multiple Stardom champion.’ And for the people who don’t know what Stardom is, and there are many of you, this is one of the indie promotions for girls in Japan. So she literally just came off American national television, what three months ago? I guess on the verge of a no-compete clause or whatever, and he is [Excalibur] to talk about her incredible background in a place no one has ever heard of.” [50:58-51:40]

Jim Cornette further described the entire match between Storm and The Bunny as “lazy”. The wrestling exec cited the poor Undisputed Elite segment as one of the reasons fans lost interest in the rest of the show:

“Yeah, because that was a lousy match. Because it’s The Bunny and also because they followed the nonsense with Undisputed Era and Page, Danielson and Yuta etc. Yes, it wasn’t the people [interested]’ Cornette said. [52:32-53:00]


Toni Storm wants to prove himself in the AEW women’s division

Toni Storm got off to an impressive start to her AEW career by defeating one of the most impressive wrestlers in The Bunny.

During a Sign-It Live session at Highspots Superstore, Storm expressed her desire to get in the ring with the likes of Britt Baker and reigning AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa:

“Britt Baker, Thunder Rosa, pretty much everyone. I just really want to come in and wrestle. It would be good to just wrestle against everyone and be consistent and perform,” Storm said. [H/T Fightful]

Baker has often teased in the past about igniting her rivalry with Storm. Should she compete in the Owen Hart Cup tournament, fans could eventually witness the two women collide.


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Edited by Debottam Saha

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