Jim Cornette had a very eventful 2019 and he’s not wanting to continue 2020 in the same way. Cornette has recently filed a lawsuit to shut down a derogatory t-shirt aimed at him.

Forbes reports that Jim Cornette has filed a lawsuit against G-Raver, The Indy Connection, owner William Molnar, and Shopify over a t-shirt that Jim Cornette did not approve of. The shirt in question says: “F*ck Jim Cornette.”

The image also depicts Cornette with X’s over his eyes, needles coming from his forehead and blood spurting out. It is said in the lawsuit that they “did not consent to use his name or image.”

It seems that this t-shirt has a bit of an inside reference between Cornette and G-Raver. After G-Raver experienced a bad cut during the GCW-BLP 2 Cups Stuffed event, Cornette commented saying: “That’s a nasty little nick the guy got on his arm there at the end, if the fans were lucky they probably stopped the show so everyone could watch this idiot bleed out.”


G-Raver replied to this comment from Cornette with: “Hey @TheJimCornette, let me see you at a convention. I’ll spit in your f*cking mouth. You’ve done nothing to me. Now you’re an advocate for death?”

After this incident and Jim Cornette filed lawsuit, Shopify reportedly tried to copyright the phrase “F*ck Jim Cornette.” Cornette’s attorney stated that they will be filing an objection to that trademark as well.

The lawsuit presented by Jim Cornette’s legal team includes the following explanation.

“Cornette is a professional wrestling living legend and believed by many to be the world’s leading expert on all matters having in any way to do with the sport of professional wrestling. He did not consent to the use of his name or image.” It adds claims of unfair competition, trademark dilution, trademark cyber-piracy, common law trademark infringement, unfair competition, dilution, unauthorized use of plaintiff’s name and likeness, and, in the alternative, conspiracy under Pennsylvania law.”

Forbes reports that when asked for comment on the story, G-Raver stated that he hadn’t yet been served with the complaint. New later added, “We have 90 days to serve. That’s not uncommon.”

G-Raver later tweeted out about the entire situation:

“Just let it be known, I was the guy who didn’t back down from some fucking shit ‘legend’ regardless of the outcome, it’s what it’s worth. I’d lose my ass before I just lay down and sign my mouth away. It’s been fun and I can’t wait for Xmas!” That tweet is available below.

It looks like this one might have to go to court because neither side seems to have any love loss for the other. Let’s see how this one continues.

H Jenkins

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