Wood speaking like subjective taste can be proven objectively. So let's look at the objectives here.
One side has a television show that seems to be doing quite well, and making money and pleasing fans, while the other side has been fired from every promotion they've ever worked for, who's own promotion failed despite said party being so very smart, who's made a career out of being enormously mentally unhealthy.
Let me put it this way. Cornette thinks every single possible little thing Kenny Omega does is pure hot objective garbage, and he's said(rather cluelessly) that he thinks Seth Rollins is the bee's knees and an enormously talented top guy who he just gushes over. (the same top guy who stole one of Kenny's moves to use as his new finisher)
The point I'm making is that your "almost every time he's correct" thing is key. Human beings are fallible. Cornette's opinion is NOT gospel, and maybe if people are going nuts for it and it seems to be working then Corny can just shut the fuck up for a second and consider for a brief second that he's maybe sometimes out of touch. Something Corny will never be willing to do.
Cornette got fired from TNA and WWE when he wanted out, but still remained part-owner of OVW. Where else did he get fired from?
AEW has lost almost half its viewership and has a fraction of the audience of at least two other wrestling shows. Is it making money? Citation needed.
Are you really trying to use SMW in the early/mid-nineties as a comparison to AEW in 2019? That’s asinine. One existed in a time where people paid to be on TV and the other exists when a declining WWE product gets paid $100 million per hour of TV it produces per year. Cornette’s made a career out of being one of the best promos in wrestling, being a legitimate draw and making logical enough sense that when he talks people listen.
Did you take me saying “he’s almost always correct” and take it to mean “his word is gospel.” I don’t agree with him on Seth Rollins or, say, Dolph Ziggler. I do agree with his wrestling philosophy though because it makes sense and is backed with data
. Just this week he got done tearing Austin Aries apart as a person, but admitted he is a damn good professional wrestler. He’s right about almost everything he’s said about Omega. He is ridiculous and subpar as an actual worker drawing emotion into what he’s doing.
What exactly does “going nuts” mean? Declining TV ratings from an underwhelming debut? Decreasing PPV buys? The only people going nuts are the people on his nuts. No new fans have been created. When your PPV retention rate currently stands at 38%, maybe you shouldn’t accuse others of being out of touch?
No, opinions are not objective. But some things just aren’t opinion. Like that data. Or the fact that when wrestling makes it harder for audiences to suspend their disbelief, audiences leave. This isn’t an opinion. Pissing into your own mouth isn’t a good idea is not an opinion. And some opinions are better formed and based on information and knowledge than others.
Cornette’s philosophy makes sense. AEW’s, by and large, is “let’s do whatever we want!” as fans leave and apologists say it’s doing great and any criticism is just an opinion, man.
We’ll see who is out of touch come this time next year (provided the writing isn’t on the wall even earlier).