Seth Rollins Fires Back At Jim Cornette For Becky Lynch Pregnancy Criticism, Cornette Goes On Another Rant

WWE Other |By Matt Boone |Thu, May 21, 2020 - 1:08PM EDT
Jim Cornette & Seth Rollins Argue Over Becky Lynch's Pregnancy

Seth Rollins recently reacted to the controversial comments made by Jim Cornette about he and Becky Lynch's announcement that "The Man" is pregnant with the WWE power couple's first child, which led to an additional verbal onslaught from the former tennis racket-toting pro wrestling legend.

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins recently appeared on "After The Bell" with host Corey Graves and during the discussion, "The Monday Night Messiah" fired back at legendary pro wrestling figure Jim Cornette for his recent criticism of Becky Lynch getting pregnant.

Rollins addressed the comments made by wrestling personality Jim Cornette, who criticized former Raw women's champion Becky Lynch for leaving WWE to have a baby.

For those who missed it, Cornette stated the following on his Jim Cornette Experience podcast:

"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] — what is she? Can she be 30? [Lynch is 33] Well, still she’s got many more years before the f*cking 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!!!She’s got plenty of time left. What would you do if your wife came home and said instead of making a million dollars next year I’m gonna basically just be a raging bitch for the next nine months and then give you more sh*t to worry about around the house?!"

Rollins, who is engaged to Lynch, fired back at Cornette calling his comments misogynistic, out of place, and states that he will not forgive him.

"I don’t really want to take too much time to get into it because, you know, I don’t want to focus on it. It hurt my feelings on a personal level because Jim Cornette is someone who is a legend in our industry, he is someone that I’ve personally worked with in my time at Ring of Honor, and for him to come out and say some real negative things, some real misogynistic things about women in general and pregnancy in the industry, it kind of caught me off guard. It made me lose a lot respect for someone that people have already lost respect for, and I was holding on to hope that somewhere along there was a personal connection between Jim and I that he would twice before making some egregious comments about women, about my wife… I can’t even forgive him."

You can check out the complete Seth Rollins interview from the WWE After The Bell with Corey Graves podcast at Apple.com.

In an additional update, Cornette later commented on the reaction to his comments about Lynch's pregnancy in a follow-up episode.

Check out the latest from ole' Corny via the following clip from his Jim Cornette Experience podcast embedded below.

Check out a complete timeline of the Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch from the very start through their engagement and pregnancy announcements via the following photo galleries chronicling their journey together:

BECKY LYNCH & SETH ROLLINS (History Of Relationship In PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

* Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins Together In Public While Still Hiding Relationship (PHOTOS)
* Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins First Reveal Relationship With Special Backstage Moment (PHOTO)
* WWE Superstars React To Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins Relationship Going Public (VIDEO)
* Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins Behind-The-Scenes Of First Public Shoot As Couple (PHOTOS)
* Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins Reaction Moments After He Proposed To Her (PHOTOS)
* Becky Lynch Shows Off Engagement Ring Seth Rollins Proposed To Her With (PHOTOS)
* WWE Superstars React To Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins Getting Engaged (VIDEO)
* Becky Lynch Reveals She & Seth Rollins Are Expecting, Emotional Pregnancy Reaction (VIDEO)
* Becky Lynch's Emotional Reaction To Pregnancy Test At Home (PHOTOS)
* Becky Lynch On Seth Rollins' Pregnancy Reaction: "He Threw His Hands Up"
* Becky Lynch Pregnancy Aftermath: When Did WWE Know?, Plans Changed
* Becky Lynch's WWE Future "Up In The Air" Following Pregnancy Announcement

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