History Wrestling / JimCornette

13th Jul '17 10:57:28 AM Piterpicher
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** Notably not fond of TheKliq because of the [=MSG=] Incident and them exposing the business and destroying kayfabe. He has a deep level of vitriol for Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. In fairness, he was on the creative team at a time when Shawn was the top draw in the company and was extremely difficult to work with.

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** Notably not fond of TheKliq Wrestling/TheKliq because of the [=MSG=] Incident and them exposing the business and destroying kayfabe. He has a deep level of vitriol for Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. In fairness, he was on the creative team at a time when Shawn was the top draw in the company and was extremely difficult to work with.
10th Jul '17 6:50:33 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TakeThatAudience: When ''[[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.]]

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* TakeThatAudience: When ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Post]]'' writer Phil Mushnick used Brian Pillman's Wrestling/BrianPillman'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.]]
10th Jul '17 5:48:33 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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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'''. Cornette has said that he's made it his "life's work" to haunt Vince Russo and prevent him from poisoning any more companies.

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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'''. Cornette has said that he's made it his "life's work" to haunt Vince Russo and prevent him from poisoning any more companies. They've tried to bury the hatchet twice. The first time when Cornette left ROH and [[TenMinuteRetirement felt so done with pro wrestling]] he was willing to be nice to Russo so long as they did not talk to each other about pro wrestling. They didn't, but Russo did pitch the idea of them returning to pro wrestling for an angle, which Cornette rejected when told and was soon back to his usual Russo bashing ways. The second time Russo apologized to Cornette, which surprised Jim so much he thought they might finally move on. But then a fan sent Cornette Russo's phone number, email address and home address, leading Russo to file a restraining order, and Cornette was soon back to his Russo bashing ways.
5th Jun '17 6:48:54 AM FreewayKnight
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** He absolutely despises comedy spots. In Cornette's eyes, things like Joey Ryan's 'penis power,' Kenny Omega wrestling a blow-up doll, or Chuck Taylor's 'grenade' utterly disrespect the business and are heinous, unforgivable crimes.
4th Jun '17 6:14:41 AM system
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3rd Jun '17 6:37:44 PM supergod
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His run at Ohio Valley Wrestling (back when it was the ''[[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]]'' to what ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' is now) was seminal in establishing the developmental system, which continues to this day: Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Wrestling/RandyOrton, {{Wrestling/Batista}}, and Wrestling/JohnCena all came out of it. Along with Wrestling/VinceRusso, he also booked the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, to varying degrees of acclaim. One big moment he was responsible for was {{Wrestling/Kane}}'s debut. JC also created the "Hell in a Cell" [[GimmickMatches concept]], and some think he created or popularized the Triple Threat match. Cornette and Russo are a bit like Ren and Stimpy: The first series was utter gold. Then Nickelodeon and John Kricfalusi had to go their separate ways, and the results were objectively terrible.

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His run at Ohio Valley Wrestling (back when it was the ''[[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]]'' to what ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' is now) was seminal in establishing the developmental system, which continues to this day: Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Wrestling/RandyOrton, {{Wrestling/Batista}}, and Wrestling/JohnCena all came out of it. Along with Wrestling/VinceRusso, he also booked the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, to varying degrees of acclaim. One big moment he was responsible for was {{Wrestling/Kane}}'s debut. JC also created the "Hell in a Cell" [[GimmickMatches concept]], and some think he created or popularized the Triple Threat match. Cornette and Russo are a bit like Ren and Stimpy: The first series was utter gold. Then Nickelodeon and John Kricfalusi had to go their separate ways, and the results were objectively terrible.
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2nd Jun '17 4:09:13 AM candleeater
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'''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' (born September 17, 1961) is a [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] personality and one those guys who is famous for doing everything in the business: Announcing, managing, backstage interviews. Give Cornette a live mic and he will never let you down. Kind of like Wrestling/PaulHeyman but with less controversy.

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'''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' (born September 17, 1961) is a [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] personality and one those guys who is famous for doing everything in the business: Announcing, Booking, announcing, managing, backstage interviews. Give Cornette a live mic and he will never let you down. Kind of like Wrestling/PaulHeyman but with less controversy.
1st Jun '17 9:37:27 PM candleeater
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** He was given a rare editiorial segment on ''Raw'' during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByYTyiSw1ts A This one]]] aired the night after ''Halloween Havoc'' on WCW. Keep in mind that this shit wasn't scripted, either. Corny says his only instructions were "don't curse and don't get us sued". But Jim is such a verbal assassin that he simply painted a picture with words, as you'll see.

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** He was given a rare editiorial editorial segment on ''Raw'' during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars''.Wrestling/MondayNightWars. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByYTyiSw1ts A This one]]] one]] aired the night after ''Halloween Havoc'' on WCW. Keep in mind that this shit wasn't scripted, either. Corny says his only instructions were "don't curse and don't get us sued". But Jim is such a verbal assassin that he simply painted a picture with words, as you'll see.
1st Jun '17 9:36:47 PM candleeater
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'''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' (born September 17, 1961) is a [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] personality and one those guys who is famous for doing everything in the business: manager, color commentator, booker, and producer. Kind of like Wrestling/PaulHeyman but with less controversy.

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'''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' (born September 17, 1961) is a [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] personality and one those guys who is famous for doing everything in the business: manager, color commentator, booker, Announcing, managing, backstage interviews. Give Cornette a live mic and producer.he will never let you down. Kind of like Wrestling/PaulHeyman but with less controversy.



He's more-known now for [[CausticCritic outspoken]] interviews about the stupidity of "sports entertainment". He hosts the ''Who's Slamming Who'' podcast, and it's a good listen overall.

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He's more-known now for [[CausticCritic outspoken]] outspoken interviews about on the stupidity of "sports entertainment". He hosts the ''Who's Slamming Who'' podcast, and it's a good listen overall.



* CausticCritic: Heyman is better at hyping someone up and pissing people off; Cornette is better at verbally eviscerating someone.
** He was given a rare editiorial segment on ''Raw'' during the Wrestling/MondayNightWars''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByYTyiSw1ts A This one]]] aired the night after ''Halloween Havoc'' on WCW. Keep in mind that this shit wasn't scripted, either. Corny says his only instructions were "don't curse and don't get us sued". But Jim is such a verbal assassin that he simply painted a picture with words, as you'll see.
--->'''Cornette:''' I just wonder if any of you are sick and tired as I am of people who claim to be the "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 "thinkin', thinkin'!" ...By the 10-minute mark, they were suckin' wind so bad the first three rows passed out of oxygen deprivation.
** And "on a personal note" to Hulk Hogan:
---->"You ''are'' a household word, but so is garbage; and it stinks when it gets old, too."
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK92G8-gPVY Here's]] a rather scathing promo he cut on a "Phil Mushnick".
** And [[https://youtu.be/njzm6_LSdDw another one]] on the state of wrestling in 1998.
** And [[https://youtu.be/Il65bpBgevI another one]] on WCW.



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* ClusterFBomb:ClusterFBomb: Tends to give these out like treats on Halloween to pretty much anybody who's crossed his path.



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** 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 and also did one of the old Mid-South territories [[SpiritualSuccessor would be successors NWA Mid South]]. Sinclair wanted Jim Cornette to do commentary for Ring of Honor too but he refused.



** Based on his look and where he's from, you'd assume he is an Old Money douche bag. It has a lot to do with what Cornette has seen through the years. He's worked with people in a profession where the top 1% make more than the bottom 99%. His stance on healthcare could also be from dealing with all the injuries that wrestlers rack up. (Or maybe he's just pissed at Trump for not selling the Stunner correctly and exposing the business.)



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tends to give these out like treats on Halloween to pretty much anybody who's crossed his path.
** [[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 ''WCW Halloween Havoc 1997'':
--->'''Cornette:''' I just wonder if any of you are sick and tired as I am of people who claim to be the "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 "thinkin', thinkin'!" ...By the 10-minute mark, they were suckin' wind so bad the first three rows passed out of oxygen deprivation.
** And "on a personal note" to Hulk Hogan:
---->"You ''are'' a household word, but so is garbage; and it stinks when it gets old, too."


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** 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 Ladies Professional Wrestling Association. Then sat behind the commentary table of OVW television with Dean Hill, and also did one for the would-be successors to NWA Mid South. Sinclair wanted Jim Cornette to do commentary for ''Ring of Honor'', too, but he declined.
1st Jun '17 3:26:28 PM NASCARLOVER427
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He started his own promotion ([[{{Wrestling/SMW}} Smoky Mountain Wrestling]]), which was responsible for bringing [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho Jericho]] and Wrestling/LanceStorm to the U.S., and was the first to showcase Wrestling/ChrisCandido, [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]], and [[Wrestling/NewJack The Gangstas]]. He wasn't as forward thinking as Heyman, however, and closed up shop.

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He started his own promotion ([[{{Wrestling/SMW}} Smoky Mountain Wrestling]]), which was responsible for bringing [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho Jericho]] Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/LanceStorm to the U.S., and was the first to showcase Wrestling/ChrisCandido, [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]], and [[Wrestling/NewJack The Gangstas]]. He wasn't as forward thinking as Heyman, however, and closed up shop.
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