History Wrestling / JimCornette

12th Apr '16 11:12:40 AM SuperNew
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* RedOniBlueOni: Cornette's co-host Alice Radley on The Jim Cornette Experience radio show is a hard blue to his red.
4th Apr '16 7:27:51 AM Peridonyx
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Once threatened ''Wrestling/BrockLesnar'' with being shot for an especially bad JerkAss streak in RealLife. Reportedly, this actually made "The Beast" [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness legitimately worried for his life, thus giving him more than enough incentive to start toning his attitude down a bit]].
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26th Feb '16 7:19:00 AM Gesperitia
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Could cut promos so heartless and vicious you could weld steel plates with their heat, but off-camera he is genuinely concerned about the safety of his wrestlers and passionate about entertaining the fans.
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** When BrockLesnar harassed and injured Cornette's then-girlfriend in OVW, Cornette confronted Lesnar and threatened to shoot him if Lesnar tried to pull any of that shit again.
21st Feb '16 8:19:53 PM FordPrefect
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He's also known [[TrademarkFavoriteFood his love of]] [[BigEater Wendy's triple cheeseburgers]] and [[ArchEnemy seething hatred]] of Wrestling/VinceRusso.

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He's also known for [[TrademarkFavoriteFood his love of]] [[BigEater Wendy's triple cheeseburgers]] and [[ArchEnemy seething hatred]] of Wrestling/VinceRusso.
9th Feb '16 3:28:08 AM JamesAustin
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* ArchNemesis

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* ArchNemesisArchEnemy
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A former ringside photographer who was offered a more active role in his profession in 1982 by Christine Jarrett and her son, Jerry, '''Jim Cornette''' is one of the all time greatest and most colorful wrestling managers, promoters and personalities of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Supposedly funded by his mother's riches ([[ItRunsInTheFamily who made her money selling wrestling merchandise]]), his instantly recognizable southern accent and angry motormouth have entertained fans for over three decades.

With signature [[IKnowMaddenKombat tennis racket]] in hand, JC has managed many great tag teams and wrestlers, most notably Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress, Wrestling/JeffJarrett, Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} and Wrestling/{{Vader}}. He has worked with or for nearly every major pro wrestling group in the United States, from [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance the NWA]] to Wrestling/{{WCW}} to Wrestling/{{WWE}} to Wrestling/{{TNA}} to Wrestling/RingOfHonor, as well as running his own promotion [[Wrestling/{{SMW}} Smoky Mountain Wrestling]] and spending several years in charge of WWE's developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling.

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A former ringside photographer who was offered a more active role in his profession in 1982 by Christine Jarrett and her son, Jerry, '''Jim Cornette''' '''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' (born September 17, 1961) is one of the all time greatest and most colorful wrestling managers, promoters and personalities of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Supposedly A former ringside photographer who was offered a more active role in his profession in 1982 by Christine Jarrett and her son, Jerry; and supposedly funded by his mother's riches ([[ItRunsInTheFamily who made her money selling wrestling merchandise]]), his instantly recognizable southern Southern accent and angry motormouth have entertained fans for over three decades.

With signature [[IKnowMaddenKombat tennis racket]] in hand, JC has managed many great tag teams and wrestlers, most notably Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress, Wrestling/JeffJarrett, Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} and Wrestling/{{Vader}}. He has worked with or for nearly every major pro wrestling group in the United States, from the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance the NWA]] to Wrestling/{{WCW}} to Wrestling/{{WWE}} to Wrestling/{{TNA}} to Wrestling/RingOfHonor, as well as running his own promotion [[Wrestling/{{SMW}} Smoky Mountain Wrestling]] and spending several years in charge of WWE's developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling.



** It really doesn't take much for Cornette to go on a patented Russo Rant. The wind suddenly changes direction? '''BETTER SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN RUSSO YOU COCK SUCKER MOTHER FUCKER ASS'''
** Jim has said that he's made it his "life's work" to haunt Vince Russo and prevent him from poisoning any more companies.
** Kevin Dunn. "BUCKY BEAVER-LOOKIN' MOTHER FUCKER. FUCK YOU." -- ''James Cornette, Wrestling Personality''
*** C'mon, Kevin "She needs to find some tits" Dunn isn't that bad. Oh, wait, ''he totally is that bad.''

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** It really doesn't take much for Cornette to go on a patented Russo Rant. The wind suddenly changes direction? '''BETTER SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN RUSSO YOU COCK SUCKER MOTHER FUCKER ASS'''
** Jim
ASS'''. Cornette has said that he's made it his "life's work" to haunt Vince Russo and prevent him from poisoning any more companies.
** Kevin Dunn. "BUCKY Dunn.
--->'''Jim Cornette:''' BUCKY
BEAVER-LOOKIN' MOTHER FUCKER. FUCK YOU." -- ''James Cornette, Wrestling Personality''
*** C'mon, Kevin "She needs to find some tits" Dunn isn't that bad. Oh, wait, ''he totally is that bad.''



** Say you're at a booking meeting that he's attending. You suggest bringing in Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/EricBischoff and Wrestling/ScottHall (and possibly Wrestling/KevinNash), give them all a main event push and sweep the undercard under the rug and/or giving them all stupid gimmicks. Please stand back and [[HotBlooded enjoy the fireworks]].
** Or just say something nice about Wrestling/VinceRusso. Actually, on second thought, don't do that. The building would probably collapse.
** To explain how embarrassing he found it Jim said he'd rather live next to a child molester than someone who worked in the wrestling business if the only things he knew about the business came from ''Film/TheWrestler''.
* BigEater: JC is a big fan of Wendy's and hamburgers in general, even from Dairy Queen, which is known more for ice cream. So much so that he's had to go on a diet in recent years, probably to avoid becoming a FatBastard since his knee keeps him from running his meals off like he could while younger. And so he can outlive Wrestling/VinceRusso, since his life goal now is to piss on the man's grave.
** Was once asked if he has ever gone to the infamous "Heart Attack Grill" and he enthusiastically described his eating experience there.

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** Say you're at a booking meeting that he's attending. You suggest bringing in Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/EricBischoff and Wrestling/ScottHall (and possibly Wrestling/KevinNash), give them all a main event push and sweep the undercard under the rug and/or giving them all stupid gimmicks. Or just say something nice about Wrestling/VinceRusso. Please stand back and [[HotBlooded enjoy the fireworks]].
** Or just say something nice about Wrestling/VinceRusso.
fireworks]]. Actually, on second thought, don't do that. The building would probably collapse.
** To explain how embarrassing he found it Jim it, Cornette said he'd rather live next to a child molester than someone who worked in the wrestling business if the only things he knew about the business came from ''Film/TheWrestler''.
* BigEater: JC is a big fan of Wendy's and hamburgers in general, even from Dairy Queen, which is known more for ice cream. He was once asked if he has ever gone to the infamous "Heart Attack Grill" and he enthusiastically described his eating experience there. So much so that he's had to go on a diet in recent years, probably to avoid becoming a FatBastard since his knee keeps him from running his meals off like he could while younger. And so he can outlive Wrestling/VinceRusso, since his life goal now is to piss on the man's grave.
** Was once asked if he has ever gone to the infamous "Heart Attack Grill" and he enthusiastically described his eating experience there.
grave.



* ClusterFBomb: JC's commentaries on Who's Slamming Who. Also the Dairy Queen visit (which also featured a young Wrestling/ChrisJericho as an instigator). "WE WERE AT THIS GOD DAMNED DAIRY QUEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT KANSAS..."
** Corny's favorite comedian? [[Creator/GeorgeCarlin No surprise there.]]
** Cornette would probably answer "what did you eat for breakfast" with a dozen swear words. ''Who in the saint fuck does this little mark bitch think he is to ask what I fuckin' ate...''

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* ClusterFBomb: ClusterFBomb:
**
JC's commentaries on Who's Slamming Who. Also the Dairy Queen visit (which also featured a young Wrestling/ChrisJericho as an instigator). "WE WERE AT THIS GOD DAMNED DAIRY QUEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT KANSAS..." It's easy to say that Cornette would probably answer "what did you eat for breakfast" with a dozen swear words. "Who in the saint fuck does this little mark bitch think he is to ask what I fuckin' ate..."
** Corny's **Cornette's favorite comedian? [[Creator/GeorgeCarlin Creator/GeorgeCarlin. No surprise there.]]
** Cornette would probably answer "what did you eat for breakfast" with a dozen swear words. ''Who in the saint fuck does this little mark bitch think he is to ask what I fuckin' ate...''



** He served as a commentator on Raw alongside Wrestling/JimRoss when Smoky Mountain failed to get a TV deal.
** He was the color commentator for the short lived LPWA. Then sat behind the commentary table of OVW television with Dean Hill. Sinclair wanted Jim Cornette to do commentary for Ring Of Honor too but he refused.

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** He served as a commentator on Raw ''Raw'' alongside Wrestling/JimRoss when Smoky Mountain failed to get a TV deal.
** He was the color commentator for the short lived LPWA. Then sat behind the commentary table of OVW television with Dean Hill. Sinclair wanted Jim Cornette to do commentary for Ring Of of Honor too but he refused.



* DeepSouth[=/=]SweetHomeAlabama: Louisville, Kentucky. Where he resides in 'Castle Cornette'. His real life personality is somewhat of a subversion to this trope. While James E is a staunch traditionalist when it comes to wrestling, he is a non-republican, pro choice, pro health care and reform, UsefulNotes/BarackObama supporter and an atheist. That said, he told just as many jokes about the Democrats as he did the Republicans while in OVW (but then, Obama was not big news yet)
* DefiledForever: In his quest to embarrass Shawn Michaels, Cornette claimed Shawn had done this to Diana, for them simply being sort of flirty. Her husband, the British Bulldog was trying to have her distract Shawn.
* DesignatedGirlFight: {{Invoked|trope}} on TNA when he prevented Eric Young and Wrestling/JerryLynn from destroying Traci Brooks with a folding chair (crowd boos) stating he was not going to allow a group of men to beat up a woman even if she deserved it, sicking Wrestling/GailKim on her instead (crowd cheers). {{Averted| trope}} in OVW, where he had little problem with [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] ({{face}}) or Synn ({{heel}}) fighting men.

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* DeepSouth[=/=]SweetHomeAlabama: Louisville, Kentucky. Where Kentucky; where he resides in 'Castle Cornette'. "Castle Cornette." His real life personality is somewhat of a subversion to this trope. While James E is a staunch traditionalist when it comes to wrestling, he is a non-republican, pro choice, pro health care and reform, UsefulNotes/BarackObama supporter and an atheist. That said, he told just as many jokes about the Democrats as he did the Republicans while in OVW (but then, Obama was not big news yet)
* DefiledForever: In his quest to embarrass Shawn Michaels, Cornette claimed Shawn had done this to Diana, Diana Hart-Smith, for them simply being sort of flirty. Her husband, the British Bulldog was trying to have her distract Shawn.
* DesignatedGirlFight: {{Invoked|trope}} {{Invoked|Trope}} on TNA when he prevented Eric Young and Wrestling/JerryLynn from destroying Traci Brooks with a folding chair (crowd boos) stating he was not going to allow a group of men to beat up a woman even if she deserved it, sicking Wrestling/GailKim on her instead (crowd cheers). {{Averted| trope}} {{Averted|Trope}} in OVW, where he had little problem with [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] ({{face}}) or Synn ({{heel}}) fighting men.



** His on screen persona fits this to a T but in Real Life this is harshly averted. Cornette has a strong sense of values and morality and is not afraid to stick up for the young talent.

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** His on screen persona fits this to a T T, but in Real Life this is harshly averted. Cornette has a strong sense of values and morality and is not afraid to stick up for the young talent.



* {{Fireballs}}: Back in the NWA. In particular, he singed the hair off the face of Ronny Garvin, which lead to Garvin stomping on Jim's ass in a steel cage match.

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* {{Fireballs}}: Back in the NWA. In particular, he singed the hair off the face of Ronny Ronnie Garvin, which lead to Garvin stomping on Jim's ass in a steel cage match.



** His "Rebooking the Invasion" [[http://www.justin.tv/porc_inator/b/280063016 interview on Justin.tv]], the booking's actually pretty interesting but stretches credibility at times, for instance, it involves WCW acting as a shell company in opposition to WWE, something he admits [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] would never do. [[note]]Interestingly, he does make some semi-joking concessions to reality: Wrestling/LexLuger would never get a job in WWE; Wrestling/TripleH always being booked to win; Wrestling/DustyRhodes losing a {{Wrestlemania}} match to Wrestling/HulkHogan by DQ due to manager interference (Cornette himself), because Dusty would never job clean in such a match.[[/note]]

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** His "Rebooking the Invasion" [[http://www.justin.tv/porc_inator/b/280063016 interview on Justin.tv]], the booking's actually pretty interesting but stretches credibility at times, for instance, it involves WCW acting as a shell company in opposition to WWE, something he admits [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon would never do. do.[[note]]Interestingly, he does make some semi-joking concessions to reality: Wrestling/LexLuger would never get a job in WWE; Wrestling/TripleH always being booked to win; Wrestling/DustyRhodes losing a {{Wrestlemania}} Wrestling/WrestleMania match to Wrestling/HulkHogan by DQ due to manager interference (Cornette himself), because Dusty would never job clean in such a match.[[/note]]



* ForcedMeme: {{Website/Botchamania}} forced the "Cornette Face" meme.
--> "Fuck this company!"

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* ForcedMeme: {{Website/Botchamania}} Website/{{Botchamania}} forced the "Cornette Face" meme.
-->
meme and Cornette's phrase "Fuck this company!"



* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: This was the gimmick Jerry Jarret gave him, that all his clients would fire him but he would always get another one soon. It is almost true in real life, too, as he's been fired by WWE, TNA and Ring Of Honor but still had people asking for services.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: One end, he stated that the days of Fabulous Moolah training salty women to wrestle were long over. On the other end, he's willingly done the job for Wrestling/LunaVachon, insisted Wrestling/GailKim an underdog audiences could get behind and pushed for Wrestling/SaraDelRey to get TV time HD net time.

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* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: This was the gimmick Jerry Jarret gave him, that all his clients would fire him but he would always get another one soon. It is almost true in real life, too, as he's been fired by WWE, TNA and Ring Of of Honor but still had people asking for services.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: One end, On one hand, he stated that the days of Fabulous Moolah training salty women to wrestle were long over. On the other end, hand, he's willingly done the job for Wrestling/LunaVachon, insisted Wrestling/GailKim is an underdog audiences could get behind and pushed for Wrestling/SaraDelRey to get TV time HD net time.



-->"Please welcome the Kings of the Ring, the Gangster of Love[[note]]Stan Lane[[/note]] and the Sultan of Swing[[note]]Bobby Eaton[[/note]], Beautiful Bobby and Sweet Stan, the Midnight Express!"

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-->"Please --->'''Jim Cornette:''' Please welcome the Kings of the Ring, the Gangster of Love[[note]]Stan Lane[[/note]] and the Sultan of Swing[[note]]Bobby Eaton[[/note]], Swing,[[note]]Bobby Eaton[[/note]] Beautiful Bobby and Sweet Stan, the Midnight Express!"Express!



* MommasBoy:
** Early on in his managerial career he was implied to be one of these - he was sometimes mockingly referred to as "Mrs. Cornette's baby boy". This aspect of his character was quietly dropped after his first several years in the business. Jim Cornette had started taking pictures and ring announcing while he was a teenager, so his mother had to drive him to shows. By the time Jim Cornette became a manager though he was 20 and had his own driver's license, so only the oldest and most astute fans would have known the "momma Cornette" people were talking about.
** In the storyline, it was that money that got Cornette his {{kayfabe}} bodyguard, [[Wrestling/BigBossMan Big Bubba Rogers]]. (The man who dropped him in the aforementioned reference to the scaffold match which screwed up both Cornette's knees.)

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* MommasBoy:
**
MommasBoy: Early on in his managerial career he was implied to be one of these - he was sometimes mockingly referred to as "Mrs. Cornette's baby boy". This aspect of his character was quietly dropped after his first several years in the business. Jim Cornette had started taking pictures and ring announcing while he was a teenager, so his mother had to drive him to shows. By the time Jim Cornette became a manager though he was 20 and had his own driver's license, so only the oldest and most astute fans would have known the "momma Cornette" people were talking about.
** In the storyline,
about. In-storyline, it was that her who gave the money that got Cornette his {{kayfabe}} bodyguard, [[Wrestling/BigBossMan Big Bubba Rogers]]. (The man who dropped him in the aforementioned reference to the scaffold match which screwed up both Cornette's knees.)



* MotorMouth:
** Ask him about a topic, say the Brawl for All, and he'll happily describe it in great detail for fifteen minutes on what it was about, who he could remember was involved and how good they were or could have been and everything he saw wrong with it. ''[[CausticCritic Especially everything he saw wrong with it.]]''
** He developed it while working for World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas due to his interview time being compressed.
*** Look at the ReasonYouSuckSpeech below. That was done in ''two minutes''.

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* MotorMouth:
**
MotorMouth: Ask him about a topic, say the Brawl for All, and he'll happily describe it in great detail for fifteen minutes on what it was about, who he could remember was involved and how good they were or could have been and everything he saw wrong with it. ''[[CausticCritic Especially everything he saw wrong with it.]]''
**
]]'' He developed it while working for World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas due to his interview time being compressed.
*** Look at the ReasonYouSuckSpeech below. That was done in ''two minutes''.
compressed.



-->"I remember going to arenas in the 80s, where the audience was 60% female and they were all trying to kill us for beating up Wrestling/RickyMorton. Those people spent the same amount of money as the guys did but now the audience is 80% men and whatever women those men can drag to the matches with em because it's their night out. So we have completely shut off... where else do you find a [[ProfessionalWrestling business]] featuring a bunch of good looking guys wearing very little clothes and no women want to see the show? Riddle me that, Lucy!"

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-->"I -->'''Jim Cornette:''' I remember going to arenas in the 80s, where the audience was 60% female and they were all trying to kill us for beating up Wrestling/RickyMorton.Ricky Morton. Those people spent the same amount of money as the guys did but now the audience is 80% men and whatever women those men can drag to the matches with em because it's their night out. So we have completely shut off... where else do you find a [[ProfessionalWrestling business]] featuring a bunch of good looking guys wearing very little clothes and no women want to see the show? Riddle me that, Lucy!"Lucy!



* PowerStable:
** Camp Cornette which featured Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, Wrestling/OwenHart, [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith The British Bulldog]] and later Wrestling/{{Vader}} and then the NWA 'Invasion' with Wrestling/JeffJarrett, Wrestling/BarryWindham, and the New Midnight Express (Wrestling/BobHolly and Bart Gunn).
** And, for a time, even his arch-rivals The Rock and Roll Express!

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* PowerStable:
**
PowerStable: Camp Cornette Cornette, which featured Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, Wrestling/OwenHart, [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith The British Bulldog]] and later Wrestling/{{Vader}} and then the NWA 'Invasion' with Wrestling/JeffJarrett, Wrestling/BarryWindham, and the New Midnight Express (Wrestling/BobHolly and Bart Gunn).
** And,
Gunn), and, for a time, even his arch-rivals The Rock and Roll Express!



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tends to give these out like treats on Halloween to pretty much anybody who's crossed his path. The most famous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMm0Alg0bvs interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfEAan9NwpE about]] Wrestling/VinceRusso produced the above picture.
-->"See, he was running a video store before [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince (McMahon)]] let him write for the magazine...He ''can't spell.'' He can't write or speak English! He 'grew up in Brooklyn n' da Bronx or whateva' -- I'm looking at the guy's pad: he can't spell, okay? It's not like he's a goddamn Rhodes scholar...So he's writing for the magazine. He insinuates himself. He's got good ideas. He has good ideas at a time when they ''need'' good ideas. And, you know, I'm not saying he's never had any good ideas. But you know what the problem is? The problem is that all the good ideas he's ever had is from watching [[SerialNumbersFiledOff those goddamn, cheap-ass B-movies]] that they used to rent at his goddamn loser video store. He doesn't know anything about wrestling. That's why when you hear 'ding ding ding!', it's immediately followed 60 seconds later by 'ding ding ding!' Keep the matches as short as possible. When that bell rings, Vince Russo is lost. Vince Russo is a babe in the woods. Vince Russo is a deer caught in the headlights, as long as there's a wrestling match going on. As long as he can make it a phony B-movie script or [[GimmickMatches an outhouse in the ring]], or [[WorkedShoot women having miscarriages]], or something that appeals to his New York bullshit attitude. So get the ''wrestling matches'' outta there, 'cause nobody wants to see that shit anyway. That's been proven over at Wrestling/{{WCW}}, where they don't even have wrestling matches anymore-- I watched ''Thunder'' the other night, because I happened to be stuck in a hotel room, and I saw Wrestling/LanceStorm stumbling around like a drunk man. When you make ''that'' guy uncoordinated, [[CharacterDerailment you can do it to anybody]]...He's got a bunch of fucking dancing bears parading around in the ring, a bunch of women with silicone, and a bunch of club-footed, slap-happy fucking guys that couldn't work their way out of a wet paper bag. And he don't know the fucking difference. And he's out there '''beating up Wrestling/RicFlair with a baseball bat!''' Because he ''finally got to be a star.'' Now he doesn't have to subsist on the [[PanderingToTheBase internet marks]] fuckin' clapping for him. He can have the fucking roar of their dwindling crowds, going, "ooh, that's uhh–yeah, that Russo guy.' He's a star now! [[PromotedFanboy He beats the wrestlers!]] He made this statement: 'Well, we'll just teach actors to wrestle, because if ''I'' can learn to work in the ring, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll anyone can!]]' There's '''a goddamn news bulletin I didn't hear about when I heard about World War II and all the other great happenings of the past fifty years!''': When did Vince Russo learn to fucking work? Jesus Fucking Christ. [[SuckinessIsPainful I wanna puke.]]"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByYTyiSw1ts A rare editorial segment]] allowed to him on ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars saw him [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome quite soundly]] tear apart a cage match pitting Wrestling/HulkHogan against [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] at ''Wrestling/{{WCW}} Halloween Havoc'':
--> "I'm Jim Cornette, I just wonder if any of you are sick and tired as I am of people who claim to be the "[[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords ICON]]" of wrestling? Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper claim to be the icon, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels is the "icon that can still go", Wrestling/BretHart would claim to be the icon if he wasn't too busy crying about being screwed, and I guess Wrestling/RandySavage is still [[HarsherInHindsight "thinkin', thinkin'!"]] Well, Shawn Michaels is still the single most talented wrestler today ''inside'' the ring, but outside, he's an adolescent, [[{{Jerkass}} obnoxious jerk]] who takes his tights and goes home if he doesn't get his way. Bret Hart is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but if he'd been screwed as many times as he claims, he would've struck oil by now. And Randy Savage is a legend, but let's face it, how many records ''did'' Music/FrankSinatra sell last year?\\\

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tends to give these out like treats on Halloween to pretty much anybody who's crossed his path. path.
**
The most famous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMm0Alg0bvs interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfEAan9NwpE about]] Wrestling/VinceRusso produced the above picture.
-->"See, --->'''Jim Cornette:''' See, he was running a video store before [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince (McMahon)]] let him write for the magazine...He ''can't spell.'' He can't write or speak English! He 'grew "grew up in Brooklyn n' da Bronx or whateva' whateva" -- I'm looking at the guy's pad: he can't spell, okay? It's not like he's a goddamn Rhodes scholar...So he's writing for the magazine. He insinuates himself. He's got good ideas. He has good ideas at a time when they ''need'' good ideas. And, you know, I'm not saying he's never had any good ideas. But you know what the problem is? The problem is that all the good ideas he's ever had is from watching [[SerialNumbersFiledOff those goddamn, cheap-ass B-movies]] that they used to rent at his goddamn loser video store. He doesn't know anything about wrestling. That's why when you hear 'ding "ding ding ding!', ding!", it's immediately followed 60 seconds later by 'ding "ding ding ding!' ding!" Keep the matches as short as possible. When that bell rings, Vince Russo is lost. Vince Russo is a babe in the woods. Vince Russo is a deer caught in the headlights, as long as there's a wrestling match going on. As long as he can make it a phony B-movie script or [[GimmickMatches an outhouse in the ring]], or [[WorkedShoot women having miscarriages]], or something that appeals to his New York bullshit attitude. So get the ''wrestling matches'' outta there, 'cause nobody wants to see that shit anyway. That's been proven over at Wrestling/{{WCW}}, where they don't even have wrestling matches anymore-- I watched ''Thunder'' the other night, because I happened to be stuck in a hotel room, and I saw Wrestling/LanceStorm stumbling around like a drunk man. When you make ''that'' guy uncoordinated, [[CharacterDerailment you can do it to anybody]]...He's got a bunch of fucking dancing bears parading around in the ring, a bunch of women with silicone, and a bunch of club-footed, slap-happy fucking guys that couldn't work their way out of a wet paper bag. And he don't know the fucking difference. And he's out there '''beating up Wrestling/RicFlair with a baseball bat!''' Because he ''finally got to be a star.'' Now he doesn't have to subsist on the [[PanderingToTheBase internet marks]] fuckin' clapping for him. He can have the fucking roar of their dwindling crowds, going, "ooh, that's uhh–yeah, that Russo guy.' He's a star now! [[PromotedFanboy He beats the wrestlers!]] wrestlers!]]" He made this statement: 'Well, "Well, we'll just teach actors to wrestle, because if ''I'' can learn to work in the ring, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll anyone can!]]' can!]]" There's '''a goddamn news bulletin I didn't hear about when I heard about World War II and all the other great happenings of the past fifty years!''': When did Vince Russo learn to fucking work? Jesus Fucking Christ. [[SuckinessIsPainful I wanna puke.]]"
]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByYTyiSw1ts A rare editorial segment]] allowed to him on ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars saw him [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome quite soundly]] tear apart a cage match pitting Wrestling/HulkHogan against [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] at ''Wrestling/{{WCW}} ''WCW Halloween Havoc'':
--> "I'm
Havoc 1997'':
--->'''Jim Cornette:''' I'm
Jim Cornette, I just wonder if any of you are sick and tired as I am of people who claim to be the "[[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords ICON]]" of wrestling? Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper claim to be the icon, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels is the "icon that can still go", Wrestling/BretHart would claim to be the icon if he wasn't too busy crying about being screwed, and I guess Wrestling/RandySavage is still [[HarsherInHindsight "thinkin', thinkin'!"]] Well, Shawn Michaels is still the single most talented wrestler today ''inside'' the ring, but outside, he's an adolescent, [[{{Jerkass}} obnoxious jerk]] who takes his tights and goes home if he doesn't get his way. Bret Hart is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but if he'd been screwed as many times as he claims, he would've struck oil by now. And Randy Savage is a legend, but let's face it, how many records ''did'' Music/FrankSinatra sell last year?\\\



And on a personal note to Hulk Hogan: you are a household word, [[TakeThat but so is garbage; and it stinks when it gets old, too.]] I'm Jim Cornette, and that's my opinion."

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And on a personal note to Hulk Hogan: you are a household word, [[TakeThat but so is garbage; and it stinks when it gets old, too.]] I'm Jim Cornette, and that's my opinion."



-->"He'd rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth."

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-->"He'd -->'''Jim Cornette:''' He'd rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth."



* SevenYearRule: Besides naming the trope, he had the following to say when asked by Slam Sports about Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/KurtAngle putting on an "MMA style match"(which is also what people said about Joe vs Wrestling/LowKi in Ring of Honor): "UFC and MMA is really professional wrestling from 100 years ago. Unfortunately they have been able to present our business better than anyone in our business can present our business! Everything that they are doing came from wrestling. But it's the circle; wrestling will pick back up from UFC and MMA, the things that it used to do 100 years ago, and will present them as new to our wrestling fans. NBC used to have a slogan: 'If you haven't seen it, it's new to you,' and that was their way to sell re-runs. Well we can do the same thing that wrestling did 50 or 100 years ago, and then we can act like we just thought of it."

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* SevenYearRule: Besides naming the trope, he had the following to say when asked by Slam Sports ''Slam! Sports'' about Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/KurtAngle putting on an "MMA style match"(which match" (which is also what people said about Joe vs Wrestling/LowKi in Ring of Honor): "UFC Honor):
-->'''Jim Cornette:''' UFC
and MMA is really professional wrestling from 100 years ago. Unfortunately they have been able to present our business better than anyone in our business can present our business! Everything that they are doing came from wrestling. But it's the circle; wrestling will pick back up from UFC and MMA, the things that it used to do 100 years ago, and will present them as new to our wrestling fans. NBC used to have a slogan: 'If "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you,' you," and that was their way to sell re-runs. Well we can do the same thing that wrestling did 50 or 100 years ago, and then we can act like we just thought of it."



* SmugSnake: As an interviewed fan said upon watching Jim try to wrestle when he came to Charlotte North Carolina, "Jim Cornette is the lowest life form there is." Jim was insistent the people loved him while this was going on. When the crowd started chanting "Faggot!" he then admitted "some" people didn't like him and he couldn't please everybody.

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* SmugSnake: As an interviewed fan said upon watching Jim Cornette try to wrestle when he came to Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina, "Jim Cornette is the lowest life form there is." Jim Cornette was insistent the people loved him while this was going on. When the crowd started chanting "Faggot!" he then admitted "some" people didn't like him and he couldn't please everybody.



* TakeThatAudience: When ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Post]]'' writer Phil Mushnick used Brian Pillman's death as an excuse to launch a crusade to shut down professional wrestling, Cornette fought back in one of his angrier segments where one of the many many things he said is that wrestling fans do not appreciate being insulted by a publication they pay money to read. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G1h_5T1PU8 This was point 141 of about 200 he got off his chest,]] and there was a follow up video where fans [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfTWb3F6kQ voiced their opinion of the New York Post being used to attack wrestling fans.]]

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* TakeThatAudience: When ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Post]]'' writer Phil Mushnick used Brian Pillman's death as an excuse to launch a crusade to shut down professional wrestling, Cornette fought back in one of his angrier segments where one of the many many things he said is that wrestling fans do not appreciate being insulted by a publication they pay money to read. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G1h_5T1PU8 This was point 141 of about 200 he got off his chest,]] and there was a follow up video where fans [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSfTWb3F6kQ voiced their opinion of the New York Post being used to attack wrestling fans.]]



* UngratefulBastard: He considers [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] this. Batista was pushed as the top guy during his run in Ohio Valley Wrestling, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ky/ovw/ovw-h.html OVW Heavyweight Title]] and going over such wrestlers as Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheUndertaker, and only doing the job a few times, once to Kane and on his way out to Wrestling/JohnCena. Later in his career, Batista would run down his time in OVW, saying it was his OldShame and disrespecting Cornette and Danny Davis. Cornette was furious.
* VillainousCrossdresser: After being banned from midsouth wrestling, Jim Cornette snuck into a show by shaving his legs, wearing a dress, putting on a wig and high heels. He then hit Wrestling/RickyMorton with a purse that had brick in it while the Rock N' Roll Express was fighting the Midnight Express.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With a fellow/rival manager Synn, the wicked witch of Kentuckyana, who caused trouble in OVW with her disciples, whom he eventually married in real life. To a less extent, Wrestling/SherriMartel, the first wrestler he ever managed but later wound up as the valet of his enemy, Shawn Michaels. To an even lesser extent but still worth mentioning, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. Jim does not like Vince's business practices, politics or philosophy on wrestling but will admit Vince kept the WWF smoothly running, got the industry better than the [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Turner]]/[[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Sinclair]]/[[Wrestlin/{{TNA}} Panda]] [[ExecutiveMeddling suits]] and that his main gripes were with Vince's [[YesMan stooges]] than with Vince directly.

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* UngratefulBastard: He considers [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] this. Batista was pushed as the top guy during his run in Ohio Valley Wrestling, winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ky/ovw/ovw-h.html OVW Heavyweight Title]] Championship]] and going over such wrestlers as Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheUndertaker, and only doing the job a few times, once to Kane and on his way out to Wrestling/JohnCena. Later in his career, Batista would run down his time in OVW, saying it was his OldShame and disrespecting Cornette and Danny Davis. Cornette was furious.
* VillainousCrossdresser: After being banned from midsouth wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, Jim Cornette snuck into a show by shaving his legs, wearing a dress, putting on a wig and high heels. He then hit Wrestling/RickyMorton Ricky Morton with a purse that had a brick in it while the Rock N' Roll Express was fighting wrestling the Midnight Express.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With a fellow/rival manager Synn, the wicked witch of Kentuckyana, who caused trouble in OVW with her disciples, whom he eventually married in real life. To a less extent, Wrestling/SherriMartel, the first wrestler he ever managed but later wound up as the valet of his enemy, Shawn Michaels. To an even lesser extent but still worth mentioning, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. Jim does not like Vince's business practices, politics or philosophy on wrestling wrestling, but will admit Vince kept the WWF smoothly running, got the industry better than the [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Turner]]/[[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Sinclair]]/[[Wrestlin/{{TNA}} Sinclair]]/[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Panda]] [[ExecutiveMeddling suits]] and that his main gripes were with Vince's [[YesMan stooges]] than with Vince directly.



* WimpFight: In regards to women in the sport, he has said women do not make as good as managers as men, because it's not as acceptable to beat up on a petite woman as it is a wimpy man. He's also said there is nothing worse than pretty women who can't wrestle trying to do pro wrestling. He has said there is money to made in building two pretty women who can't wrestle towards a {{cat fight}} though. (For the record, he ended up dating and marrying a female manager)
* WorkedShoot: He had several during the Monday Night Wars when he was still employed by the (then) WWF as on-screen talent. Of course, how much was "worked" and how much was "shoot" was up for debate, since apparently his instructions were limited to "Don't curse, don't get us sued;" a few even lambasted current WWF stars! These segments are basically the SpiritualPredecessor to his now-famous rants from so many online sources. Ironically they started when Jim decided to go off on web show ''Byte This'', figuring no one watched them. Someone did, and there was demand to see more on Raw.
* WriterOnBoard: Jim has a low tolerance for head drops, never mind garbage wrestling. Also little for "cartoon wrestling", rapping, breast implants...which made him an ill fit for promotions that run off of one or more of those. Most famously, he always ranted about the WWF production crew while he was on commentary rather than admit Undertaker's special effects came from a super natural source. It was also Jim who decided Boogeyman just ''thought'' he was the Boogeyman.

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* WimpFight: In regards to women in the sport, he has said women do not make as good as managers as men, because it's not as acceptable to beat up on a petite woman as it is a wimpy man. He's also said there is nothing worse than pretty women who can't wrestle trying to do pro wrestling. He has said there is money to made in building two pretty women who can't wrestle towards a {{cat fight}} though. (For the record, he ended up dating and marrying a female manager)
manager.)
* WorkedShoot: He had several during the Monday Night Wars when he was still employed by the (then) WWF as on-screen talent. Of course, how much was "worked" and how much was "shoot" was up for debate, since apparently his instructions were limited to "Don't curse, don't get us sued;" a few even lambasted current then-current WWF stars! stars. These segments are basically the SpiritualPredecessor to his now-famous rants from so many online sources. Ironically they started when Jim decided to go off on web show ''Byte This'', figuring no one watched them. Someone did, and there was demand to see more on Raw.
''Raw''.
* WriterOnBoard: Jim Cornette has a low tolerance for head drops, never mind garbage wrestling. Also little for "cartoon wrestling", rapping, breast implants...which made him an ill fit for promotions that run off of one or more of those. Most famously, he always ranted about the WWF production crew while he was on commentary rather than admit Undertaker's special effects came from a super natural source. It was also Jim Cornette who decided Boogeyman just ''thought'' he was the Boogeyman.
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A former ringside photographer who was offered a more active role in his profession in 1982 by Christine Jarrett and her son, Jerry, '''Jim Cornette''' is one of the all time great and colorful wrestling managers, promoters and personalities of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Supposedly funded by his mother's riches ([[ItRunsInTheFamily who made her money selling wrestling merchandise]]), his instantly recognizable southern accent and angry motormouth have entertained fans for over three decades.

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A former ringside photographer who was offered a more active role in his profession in 1982 by Christine Jarrett and her son, Jerry, '''Jim Cornette''' is one of the all time great greatest and most colorful wrestling managers, promoters and personalities of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Supposedly funded by his mother's riches ([[ItRunsInTheFamily who made her money selling wrestling merchandise]]), his instantly recognizable southern accent and angry motormouth have entertained fans for over three decades.
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* WhipItGood: He whipped Homicide with his belt after Adam Pearce had handcuffed him to the ring post.
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