History Wrestling / JimCornette

21st Oct '17 2:52:58 PM bt8257
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* HiddenDepths: A southern traditionalist fervently against the glitz and glamour of Sports Entertainment...that just happens to be an atheist liberal firebrand that is also somewhat internet savvy.

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* HiddenDepths: A southern traditionalist fervently against the glitz and glamour of Sports Entertainment...that just happens to be an Internet-savvy atheist liberal firebrand that is also somewhat internet savvy.firebrand.



* 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.

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* MotorMouth: Ask him about a topic, say the Brawl for All, and he'll happily describe it in great detail for fifteen 15 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.



--->'''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 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.]]

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--->'''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 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, out of it, '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-- anymore -- I watched ''Thunder'' the other night, because I happened to be stuck in a hotel room, and room; I saw Wrestling/LanceStorm stumbling falling 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.]]
17th Oct '17 5:58:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Cornette had no interest in booking when he went to TNA, but at times felt the booking was so bad that it would be unconscionable not to lean in and give his opinion (from the beginning he said it was time for Jarrett to let someone younger be World Heavyweight Champion). Again with GFW, he had little interest in the workings of the company but did let a few of his opinions known, most notably being against suing Matt Hardy for the Broken! gimmick.
4th Oct '17 7:27:03 AM JamesAustin
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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/WWENXT}}. He doesn't even refer to him derisively as "the son-in-law" anymore

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** Notably not fond of 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 Michaels was the top draw in the company and was extremely difficult to work with. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/WWENXT}}. Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}. He doesn't even refer to him derisively as "the son-in-law" anymoreanymore.



* AscendedMeme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOVOYBLBdw The Cornette Face]], including a WordOfGod [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aESi5b6Z798 endorsement]].

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* AscendedMeme: [[http://www.AscendedMeme:
**[[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=VGOVOYBLBdw The Cornette Face]], including a WordOfGod [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aESi5b6Z798 endorsement]].endorsement.]]



** He nearly ran over Terry Landell and some of his friends with a car after they attacked Cornette's girlfriend. Later Jim threatened to shoot ''Wrestling/BrockLesnar'' for being a JerkAss to Cornette's girlfriend in OVW. Reportedly, this actually made "The Beast" [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness legitimately worried for his life]], sending him complaining to the other owner, Danny Davis. The two men then explained to Lesnar that trying to muscle his way through a locker room will likely get him shot, especially if he brings someone's significant other into the picture, thus giving Lesnar incentive to start toning his attitude down a bit.

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** He nearly ran over Terry Landell and some of his friends with a car after they attacked Cornette's girlfriend. Later Jim threatened to shoot ''Wrestling/BrockLesnar'' for being a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} to Cornette's girlfriend in OVW. Reportedly, this actually made "The Beast" [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness legitimately worried for his life]], sending him complaining to the other owner, Danny Davis. The two men then explained to Lesnar that trying to muscle his way through a locker room will likely get him shot, especially if he brings someone's significant other into the picture, thus giving Lesnar incentive to start toning his attitude down a bit.



* BringMyBrownPants: During The Undernwataker's casket match with Vader, Jim Ross said it was a good thing Cornette was wearing dark britches. During the Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}}'s OVW debut, Jim Cornette shat himself.

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* BringMyBrownPants: During The Undernwataker's Undertaker's casket match with Vader, Jim Ross said it was a good thing Cornette was wearing dark britches. During the Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}}'s OVW debut, Jim Cornette shat himself.



* 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..."
** Cornette's favorite comedian? Creator/GeorgeCarlin. No surprise there.

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* ClusterFBomb:
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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..."
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" On a side note: Cornette's favorite comedian? Creator/GeorgeCarlin. No surprise there.
4th Oct '17 6:59:28 AM JamesAustin
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'''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' (born September 17, 1961) is one of the all time greatest and most colorful wrestling managers[[note]]He won ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter's'' "Manager of the Year" award for '''12''' out of the 14 years between 1983 and 1996 that they awarded it[[/note]], promoters and personalities of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. 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 accent and angry motormouth have entertained fans for over three decades.

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'''James Mark''' "'''Jim'''" '''Cornette''' James Mark "Jim" Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is one of the all time greatest and most colorful wrestling managers[[note]]He managers,[[note]]He won ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter's'' "Manager of the Year" award for '''12''' out of the 14 years between 1983 and 1996 that they awarded it[[/note]], it[[/note]] promoters and personalities of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]].'90s]]. 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 accent and angry motormouth have entertained fans for over three decades.
3rd Oct '17 3:44:49 PM bubzilla
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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/WWENXT}}.

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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/WWENXT}}. He doesn't even refer to him derisively as "the son-in-law" anymore
3rd Oct '17 3:40:10 PM bubzilla
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** Others include Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, Tim Horner, Phil Mushnick, Terry Landell, Ed Ferrera, Wrestling/EricBischoff (though he has reportedly buried the hatchet with him, in that they will speak to each other, as long as it's not about wrestling), [[DumbassDJ Bubba The Love Sponge]] (although again, he seems to be on better terms with Bubba after Bubba played an excerpt from Jim's "Who's Slammin' Who" podcast on his radio show and not only did he decline to argue against Jim's acerbic points about him, it ended up giving Jim's podcast an extra 30,000 hits, causing Jim to comment that he probably needed to send Bubba a Christmas card) and Kenny Bolin. All of these are in RealLife. Bollin is a SitcomArchnemesis compared to the others.

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** Others include Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, Tim Horner, Phil Mushnick, Terry Landell, Ed Ferrera, Wrestling/EricBischoff (though he has reportedly they have since buried the hatchet with him, in that hatchet, as they will speak to each other, as long as it's not about wrestling), bonded over their mutual hatred for Vince Russo), [[DumbassDJ Bubba The Love Sponge]] (although again, he seems to be on better terms with Bubba after Bubba played an excerpt from Jim's "Who's Slammin' Who" podcast on his radio show and not only did he decline to argue against Jim's acerbic points about him, it ended up giving Jim's podcast an extra 30,000 hits, causing Jim to comment that he probably needed to send Bubba a Christmas card) and Kenny Bolin. All of these are in RealLife. Bollin is a SitcomArchnemesis compared to the others.
30th Aug '17 7:43:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* GoodLuckCharm: He carries a lucky horseshoe in his tennis racket case, which he obitained when a fan threw it at him in the ring. He deems it lucky because it missed.

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* GoodLuckCharm: He carries a lucky horseshoe in his tennis racket case, which he obitained obtained when a fan threw it at him in the ring. He deems it lucky because it missed.
23rd Aug '17 2:09:40 PM Titus88
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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of Wrestling/WWENXT.

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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of Wrestling/WWENXT.{{Wrestling/WWENXT}}.



* GoodLuckCharm: He carries a lucky horseshoe in his tennis racket case, which he obtained when a fan threw it at him in the ring. He deems it lucky because it missed.

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* GoodLuckCharm: He carries a lucky horseshoe in his tennis racket case, which he obtained obitained when a fan threw it at him in the ring. He deems it lucky because it missed.
23rd Aug '17 2:07:26 PM Titus88
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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/NXT}}.

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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/NXT}}.Wrestling/WWENXT.
23rd Aug '17 2:05:53 PM Titus88
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** Notably not fond of 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.

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** Notably not fond of 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. That being said, in recent years his view of Wrestling/TripleH has improved. Cornette has gone on record praising Triple H for his handling of {{Wrestling/NXT}}.
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