Prior to Saturday night's NWA Crockett Cup event, Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated spoke with pro wrestling legend Jim Cornette to promote the event. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On the differences between WWE and NWA: "For one thing, and I’m not knocking the WWE guys—because some of them have come through training facilities for which I’ve been responsible for—but there is a WWE style of match. If you are only a WWE fan, and you then watch the Briscoes—with their smash-mouth offense, or one of the younger tag teams with the modern athletic style, or the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express, who are going to bring some passion and emotion as the most popular team in the history of Charlotte, North Carolina—you’re going to see some excitement. I watched WrestleMania. It was 45 minutes of sheer excitement in a seven-hour package."
On WrestleMania being too long this year: "I think they’re winding down now. The ushers are trying to get everybody filed to the exits."
Check out the complete Jim Cornette interview at SI.com.