Recap: Sami Callihan Discusses Jim Cornette Spitting Incident

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Sami Callihan was a guest on this weeks Keepin’ It 100 With Konnan and was asked about the incident on MLW Fusion when he spits water at the face of Jim Cornette right before his Loser Leaves MLW match with Mance Warner. Here’s what Sami had to say…

“I don’t like what he said online… he said in his podcast when he was reviewing AEW: Double Or Nothing, cause you know obviously he has to say something negative about everything, wanted to put over the fact that like, “Oh they didn’t even explain what this guy was”. Like first of all in 2019, we don’t have to explain what someone of homosexuality or anything is because it’s 2019, everything is acceptive of that term, and then he want on and called him a transvestite when not even knowing what he was and say “he got off and say “looks like he just got off from working the day shift at the fucking Tropicana as a drag queen”, I’m like, that’s just ignorant, like that’s speaking ignorant.”

“Then he (Cornette) gets his fans to go after him on Twitter. There’s this one fan that doesn’t agree with my opinion on Cornette and is putting out there that he has my home address and phone number and started telling people to D.M. him (Cornette) if they want my number which I don’t know how he got my number but maybe this crazy person does, like that’s the kind of society we live in today, and I’m not so mad about what Cornette says, I’m mad about the type of people that he caters to and builds this like hatred in this hate-filled community around hating anything that’s different and what they don’t like.”

Sami continues with the way fans view what is wrestling and what’s not pro-wrestling:

“I hate this term when wrestling fans go, “this isn’t wrestling!”, why isn’t it wrestling?, Wrestling, we’ve had undead wizards shoot lightning bolts out of their fucking hands, how is anything over the top from that point. We are living in this fictitious fantasy world where anyone can be anything for someone to say this isn’t wrestling. I’m on the complete wavelength of professional wrestling is a buffet and there’s wrestling for everyone. If you don’t like an aspect of wrestling then don’t fucking watch it it’s that easy!”

Konnan asks Sami Callihan what Sonny Kiss should be identified as:

“He is a homosexual male. That’s it! OR he’s just a professional wrestler, OR he’s just a male wrestler like I don’t understand why in someones head that there has to be some sort of explanation for what this person is, he’s just a person, how hard is it to just put that across? Why is that something that you want to jump down and critique of how a person looked? And be like, “oh this needs an explanation, their fans don’t understand it.” Yes their fans do understand it because they put over Sonny as the type of character he is on their show, on Being The Elite, which gets more views than some wrestling shows during the week, so I’m like, well maybe you should actually follow their product if you’re gonna be so critical of it.”

Sami Callihan and Major League Wrestling (MLW) recently parted ways, following MLW’s decision that Callihan’s damage to the venue during the Street Fight was too much to substantiate.

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