I do think if it hadn't been Cornette the tasteless joke would have went unnoticed. No one can say definitively but that's my opinion.
I'd like to make a point about wrestling and things that are offensive. Putting it loosley there's the Cornette fan base and the, for example, Joey Ryan fan base. Obviously there's some who either like or dislike both, but again I'm putting it broadly.
I find both Cornette and Ryan to be crass. Cornette I have had no problem with on NWA, but unfiltered on his podcast he's very over the top, for lack of a better term.
Joey Ryan rubbing his dick in women's faces, putting them in sexual positions and cornering them in the ring and licking their neck, to me is very bad taste. I've seen him do all these things during matches. I, personally, find that more distasteful than Cornettes dated joke.
And that's where I stand and that's my point. There's loads in wrestling, even now, which is distasteful. But we're viewing a tit-for-tat by wrestling fans depending on who their favourite is.