“Yeah a little bit, and you know what? It actually came from one of the more unlikeliest of sources, and 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, and for him to come out and say some real negative things, some real misogynist things about women in general and pregnancy and the industry, it kind of caught me off guard. And it made me lose a lot of respect for someone who a lot of people had already kind of lost respect for, and I was still holding on to hope that somewhere along the line, there was a personal connection between Jim and I that he would think twice before making just some egregious comments about women, about my wife. I can’t even forgive them. I don’t even want to repeat them.”
“Just from a grander scale, the mindset that has to go into that needs to be eradicated all around. It’s just so disgusting, and the more I sat in thought about it and talked about it, I knew we had this appearance coming up and we’re going to have this conversation, I wanted to address it because I want to make it very clear that I am so proud of my fiance, of Becky, of what she’s doing in the courage that it takes for her, at this point in her career, to make a decision. She’s 33 years old. So once you hit 35 for women, you start running risks with these pregnancies. So she made an incredibly tough decision. She went out there on national television. She had to say things the way she wanted to do. The fact of the matter is she is the most talented woman I’ve ever seen in my entire life, and she’s going to be just fine being pregnant, making money, doing alright. So everything that Jim Cornette said is complete nonsense. Not just for her but for women all around the globe. Honestly, for the most part, aside from what we just discussed, it’s been extremely positive, and I think everybody’s just really happy for us.”
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