Jim Cornette clarifies his remarks on Becky Lynch after Seth Rollins admits it hurt his feelings. However, Cornette stopped short of issuing an actual apology.
Jim Cornette stirred a hornet’s nest when he criticized Becky Lynch for taking a hiatus from the WWE to have a baby while being at the top of the company. Cornette claimed that while she could have a baby any other time, she wouldn’t always have her time under the sun at the top of the summit.
“You can’t always be on top of the wrestling business in a $1 million-a-year-spot or more, but you can [have a baby]” he said. “What is she? Can she be 30? Well, still she’s got many more years before the f–king Easy-Bake Oven gets shut off. She can have all those problems like a descended stomach and stretch marks and hemorrhoids and hormones problems and mood swings and all those other joys of motherhood later on when she ain’t making a million dollars a year!
I can’t even forgive him!
Becky’s fiancé Seth Rollins did not take kindly to the criticism. He dismissed it as ‘complete nonsense’ while admitting that his feelings were hurt on a personal level.
“I don’t really want to take too much time to get into it because I don’t want to focus on it, but it hurt my feelings on a personal level because Jim Cornette is someone who’s a legend in our industry, and he’s someone that I personally worked with in my time at Ring of Honor” Seth Rollins said.
“And for him to come out and say some real negative things, some real misogynist things about women in general and pregnancy in the industry, it was just, it kind of caught me off guard.”
I was still holding onto hope that somewhere along the line there was a personal connection between Jim and that he would think twice before making just some egregious comments about women, about my wife. … I can’t even forgive him.”
Jim Cornette clarifies his remarks on Becky Lynch after Seth Rollins admits it hurt his feelings
Cornette discussed Rollins’ comments on the latest episode of Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru where he admitted hurting Rollins was not his intention. However, he stopped short of an actual apology, choosing instead to justify his comments.
“Honestly, I feel bad that I hurt Seth Rollins’ feelings. I seriously, legitimately — this is not part of a bit — I felt bad that I hurt his feelings. I wouldn’t have felt bad if I made him mad. Because people in the wrestling business get mad all the time, right? And I figured it might get mad, because when I was criticizing the timing of the incident, he had a hand in the timing.”
“So, I thought he might get a little mad about that. And you know, people get mad all the time and blah blah blah. But when he said that it hurt his feelings, that made me feel bad. Because I did not believe that I said anything that should have hurt Seth Rollins’ feelings.”
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