Jim Cornette’s is widely considered to be one of the greatest wrestling managers of all time. Cornette started in the business in the territory days and went on to form his own wrestling promotion, Smokey Mountain Wrestling. Cornette also runs two podcasts: The Jim Cornette Experience and Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru. Cornette knows a great deal about the business and provides great and, at times, controversial take on pro wrestling.
Cornette managed numerous tag teams during his illustrious career and The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express was one of them. Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton saw great success as a tag team during the territory days. However, Cornette once believed the two would never receive WWE Hall of Fame induction.
He was proved wrong in 2017 when WWE not only announced The Rock 'n' Roll Express to the WWE Hall of Fame but also that Cornette would induct them. Of course, Cornette heeded the call and inducted the legendary team into WWE’s Hall of Fame.
Cornette once revealed on his podcast he’s neck is continuing to feel the effects of a slam Bobby Lashley gave him during his Ohio Valley Wrestling days. Cornette said that the injury wasn't Lashley's fault and he had no malicious intent.
Lashley gave Cornette a scoop slam, and while he tried to be as gentle as possible, Cornette still ended up hurting his neck and it still affects him to this day. Cornette revealed Lashley was still learning the ropes when the incident happened.
NWA Powerrr is a professional wrestling streaming television program produced by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) that premiered on October 8, 2019. The series currently streams on Fite TV, but was once rumored to be a WWE Network exclusive.
NWA's former Vice President David Lagana once told Jim Cornette that NWA Powerrr could be debuting on the WWE Network. Of course, that didn’t happen and Powerrr ended up making its debut on YouTube instead.
Cornette has got unfathomable hate for Vince Russo and there’s no arguing that. Per Cornette, the feud had its origins in the Attitude Era when both Cornette and Russo used to work for Vince McMahon’s WWE.
Cornette revealed he approached Russo regarding the outcomes of several matches on Raw one night. Russo had written the matches to end in disqualification and he shut Cornette off when the latter approached him. Thus was the beginning of their rivalry.