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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.

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 wrestling promotion 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.

Jim Cornette has become popular with many fans on the internet for his insightful and often acerbic [[ClusterFBomb profanity filled]] commentaries on the 'Who's Slamming Who' podcast. Known for having one of the largest wrestling memorabilia collections in the world, his long efforts to sell it off have incidentally helped younger fans learn some of the rich history of professional wrestling.

He's also known [[TrademarkFavoriteFood his love of]] [[BigEater Wendy's triple cheeseburgers]] and [[ArchEnemy seething hatred]] of Wrestling/VinceRusso.

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!!'''Tropes associated with Mr. James E Cornette:'''
* AgeInappropriateDress: While managing in Mid-South Wrestling he was more than once forced to wear a diaper, usually as the result of a lost wager.
* ArchNemesis
** Wrestling/VinceRusso first and foremost. Others include Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, Phil Mushnick, Terry Landell, Kevin Dunn, Ed Ferrera, Wrestling/EricBischoff, [[DumbassDJ Bubba The Love Sponge]] and Kenny Bolin. All of these are in RealLife.
** In {{Kayfabe}}: Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson), Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors and then the expies of the former group, the Rockers, especially Shawn Michaels.
** Homicide in 2006, then Wrestling/KevinSteen through 2011 to 2012.
* AscendedMeme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOVOYBLBdw The Cornette Face]], including a WordOfGod [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aESi5b6Z798 endorsement]].
* BerserkButton
** 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.
* BringMyBrownPants: During The 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.
* BullyingADragon: Though it was understandable why he was upset, Jim Cornette calling out CZW invader Necro Butcher to a fight on the grounds [[TakeThat neither of them were wrestlers]] wasn't too smart. Adam Pearce, who had issues with Cornette, still decided to bail him out.
* CatchPhrase
** "Fuck this company!", "I hope you fucking die!", "Wouldn't you know who won the pony?", "You couldn't believe him if his tongue was notarized." among many others.
** Has a tendency to either start or end a sentence with "God damn!".
** Ironically, "Fuck this company" was what many of the FANS shouted at ''Wrestling/RingOfHonor Killer Instinct'', October 6, 2012, in response to the botched WorkedShoot-style ending of the main event between [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]] Kevin Steen and Jay Lethal. This was the last show Cornette booked for [=ROH=], with Lethal attacking him used as a way to write him out of his role. (Booked on screen. He had just been consulting [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] and kept on doing so with changes to address fan complaints, starting with getting himself off screen, which lead to critical acclaim at the next show)
* CausticCritic: Diversol levels of caustic.
* ChivalrousPervert: Once said that he loved sick sex things, just not in wrestling.
* ClusterFBomb: JC's commentaries on Who's Slamming Who. Also the Dairy Queen visit (which also featured a young Wrestling/ChrisJericho as an instigator).
* CombatCommentator
** 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.
* CowerPower: Jim would run from the angry wrestlers he wronged to Midnight Express stable mate Bobby Eaton and hug him for protection.
* 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.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: The [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] "Mama Cornette" from his early career.
* {{Expy}}: To Playboy Gary Hart, a young non athlete who tried to buy his way into the wrestling business with his mother's money. Only Jim Cornett was more a ''nerd'' than a playboy.
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit
** 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.
** He insists his ArchNemesis Kenny Bolin is this [[FatBastard among]] [[VillainousGlutton other]] [[SmugSnake things]].
* {{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.
* FixFic
** 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]]
** The same interview also acts as a fix to the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit murder-suicide, as he [[WordOfGod states/decrees]] that in the parallel universe he is describing, it never happened and would never happen.
* ForcedMeme: {{Website/Botchamania}} forced the "Cornette Face" meme.
--> "Fuck this company!"
* FragileSpeedster:
** He describes himself as never having been an athlete, yet also claims to have been too fast for anybody to catch, thus avoiding beat downs (and giving him a low tolerance for people who can't run the ropes). Unfortunately, they did not always have to catch him, such as when Cornette tried to assault Shawn Michaels head on [[SuicidalOverconfidence after he had already beaten Owen Hart and Shinobi]]. Cornette, predictably, went down even faster.
** Despite claims to have never been an athlete, Cornette had worked matches ([[CurbstompBattle in which he got worked over]]) before and though he's known to be rotund now, he was slim like a sprinter when he started out managing.
* 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.
* GoodIsNotNice: Though Cornette is most famous for his heel runs, he's pretty condescending even as a face.
* 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.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: When he was pantsed while managing Big Van Vader and Mini Vader.
* HammyHerald:
** For the Midnight Express. An example from ''WCW [=WrestleWar=] 90'':
-->"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!"
** He also did some ring announcing in OVW. Sometimes prior to interviewing someone going up to WWE, sometimes to announce someone coming down.
* HotBlooded: He has a tendency to become really worked up over what's done to his beloved sport: changing it from a competition to a spectacle, having wrestlers compete in full contact contests like the Brawl for All or making wrestling too violent and extreme will elicit at least a 10-20 ClusterFBomb. Bring up someone like Vince Russo or Kevin Dunn and he will lose it completely.
* {{Heel}}: He was so viscously hated early in his career that several fans were apparently arrested for trying to assault him during shows.
* 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.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: The tennis racket. Ironically, his promos video for his debuts in territories often showed him to be incompetent at the sport.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Bright red on pink, bright red on blue, and pastels in every color combination imaginable. Plus his tennis racket was for some time fitted with a boa.
* IShallTauntYou: Continually taunted and insulted Wrestling/ShawnMichaels in an effort to get him to accept continual rematches with [[Wrestling/{{Vader}} Big Van Vader]] after numerous questionable finishes that lead to Shawn winning.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Wrestling/EricBischoff called and said he's eaten too many Big Macs and was 241 lbs. in a 12 oz. sack, Jim said he eats Wendy's Triples and he's a slim 231.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty much every time you hear Cornette in an interview, he's a loud-mouthed, vitriol-spewing F-bomb machine that will eat up every second of time he can to bash everyone he hates in wrestling. However, this is because he loves the business and can't stand that the younger generation is being stifled by older stars that hog the spotlight.
* KickTheDog: [[SarcasmMode "I've got to go kick some puppies, kick the cat's milk over and treat people lousy, the way I usually do."]]
* TheLastDJ: He is without a doubt one of the most talented managers and promoters of all time, a man whose love for ProfessionalWrestling rivals Wrestling/RicFlair's, Wrestling/JohnCena's and Wrestling/{{Ryback}}'s combined and has the knowledge to match. However, several things, including a caustic personality, a willingness to knock who he works for and his vision of wrestling not fitting in with "Sports Entertainment" or the Wrestling/AttitudeEra has kept him mostly behind the scenes, and he has walked out of or been fired from every promotion he worked for.
* 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.)
* MindRape: The exact phrase he uses to describe what he believes WWE did to Doug Basham.
* 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''.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: As he put it...
-->"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!"
* NerdGlasses: A wrestling nerd and, to a lesser extent, a computer nerd.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Stock in trade as a heel manager, he had that tennis racquet for a reason.
* PrecisionFStrike:
** His Fuck You's of the week on Who's Slamming Who.
** After the aforementioned MindRape of Doug Basham, where WWE Creative sloughed off the trademark biker look of then-developmental champion Basham by shaving him bald because they couldn't imagine him bald, Cornette went off on John Laurinitis saying that, with two weeks' notice, he could book Basham in a hair match, shave it, and sell tickets and make money. "Thank you, fuck you, bye!"
* 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!
* PowerTrio: With the Midnight Express, Owen Hart, Yokozuna and others.
* RealMenWearPink: And just about every other pastel color imaginable.
* 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! [[AscendedFanboy 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 "thinkin', thinkin'!" Well, Shawn Michaels is still the single most talented wrestler today inside the ring, but outside, he's an adolescent, 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? But the pinnacle of this "icon" garbage came at last night's cage match between Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper, to determine–in their minds only–who the real icon is. WCW had the gall to say "this is the greatest cage match in history", when it was only the greatest in three weeks since Hell in a Cell. But here you've got a 46-year-old bald movie star wannabe who looks like Uncle Creepy with a good build taking on a guy with an artificial hip that hadn't wrestled a full schedule in ten years. It's a tribute to the massive egotism, in my mind, of ''both'' men and indictment of WCW's promotional policies that this match ''even took place'', much less being the main event, when the card was probably the best that WCW's capable of having! By the ten minute mark, they were sucking wind so bad the first three rows passed out [[AlmostOutOfOxygen of oxygen deprivation]]–would've been funny if it wasn't so sad. Well, I'm sick and damn tired of guys claim to be the "icon," especially when it usually comes from guys who just didn't know when to quit. Roddy Piper was my idol when I was a teenager, but that was twenty years ago. Hulk Hogan during his best years was 50% media creation, and those are long gone. This match was a slap in the face to every wrestler that takes pride in his profession! And in my mind, no one man is bigger than this [[InsistentTerminology sport]], but if there ''is'' an icon, it would be a man who has great ability inside the ring and professionalism and maturity outside of it! Let's leave all the petty, backstabbing, I-make-more-money-than-you BS with the hat-check girl, and concentrate on talent and attitude! Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/RicFlair, and [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]] have never claimed to be icons, which means they're big candidates to be just that! 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."
* RedOniBlueOni: Cornette's co-host Alice Radley on The Jim Cornette Experience radio show is a hard blue to his red.
* TheRival: Wrestling/PaulHeyman, in a more WorthyOpponent [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXLn4bPC7Eo manner than some of his other rivalries]], they respect each other as bookers, but aren't fond of each other as people.
-->"He'd rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth."
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: His reaction upon seeing the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob. Being in the dark regarding what the plan was to end the match, Cornette hung around the back to see how it'd go down before quickly leaving the arena to avoid the mess that he'd knew would happen. That said, [[http://thesmartmarks.com/old_site/artman/publish/article_1093.shtml he said in a shoot interview]] that he would have done the same thing and that Bret should have just bitten the bullet.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor[=/=]UnusualEuphemism: Jim originally spoke the above line about household names in reference to himself when he was called such on the news, saying that the name people used in their houses about him couldn't be spoken on television.
* 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."
* SharpDressedMan: Pastel suits! He would manage wearing more gaudy outfits and colors than seen in ''Series/MiamiVice''.
* SissyVillain: Invoked this trope during his early career, wherein he talked about his (unseen) "mama Cornette" and how she apparently paid for his tennis lessons (which explained why he carried around a tennis racket)
* 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.
* SpoiledBrat: His original gimmick was a rich kid who bought his way into the wrestling business with his mother's money.
* StayInTheKitchen: {{Zig zagging|trope}} in regards to women in the sport. He has said women do not make as good as managers as men, yet he ended up dating and heavily promoting a woman manager. He has said there is nothing worse than watching pretty women try to wrestle and that the era of salty women trained by the likes of the Fabulous Moolah is over but he sings the praises of Wrestling/SaraDelRey, Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/GailKim and Wrestling/LunaVachon if their names come up, women fans tend to regard as pretty. Luna and Sara only being exceptions when they made themselves up to look scary (which was almost all the time for Luna, to be fair) and Trish when she wrestled in an acrylic mask to protect an injury.
* 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.]]
* TalkShowWithFists: "The Louisville Slugger"
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: How he described the infamous 25 ft. scaffold match. "Boys...the University of Alabama Crimson Tide couldn't [[IronicEcho 'catch me like they catch the girls at the football games']]..."
* ToothyIssue: Blamed a mouth injury he received in Ring of Honor on guest talents from Wrestling/{{CZW}} but this was later changed to Wrestling/LowKi because Ring of Honor needed a way to write him off their shows.
* UnderwearOfPower: When Jim Cornette actually wrestled alongside the Midnight Express ([[{{Jobber}} or rather, tried to]]), he wore them. Unlike most wrestlers, Cornette wore these over top of his pants!
* 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.
* WeaponOfChoice: A tennis racket, usually kept inside a gaudy, fur-trimmed case. Once the Midnight Express loaded a horseshoe into the case to make Jim's racquet swings more powerful.
** In RealLife, Cornette claims to have used the racket to fight off several rabid fans who tried to assault him back in the territory days.
* 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.
* YouWouldntHitAGuyWithGlasses: Averted during his career as a mostly Heel manager. Comes with the territory.
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