Jim Cornette reacts to being back in the WWE Universe to induct The Rock 'n' Roll Express into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania weekend.03/31/2017 - 18:58
Antes de que su Midnight Express enfrente a The Fantastics, Jim Cornette es colocado en una camisa de fuerza y sus pendido encima del ring.11/09/2016 - 17:25
Los combates en el ring no siempre se dan entre iguales. Conoce los combates más disparejos en la historia de WWE.02/23/2018 - 12:42
Descubre qué dijeron la Campeona Femenil de SmackDown Charlotte Flair y el Campeón Estadounidense Bobby Roode en la Semana 6 de WWE Mixed Match Challenge.02/22/2018 - 16:00
Una no se convierte en la MÁS de NXT sin echarle todos los kilos (literalmente) en la sala de pesas.02/23/2018 - 10:47
Las Superestrellas de Raw comentan la gran actuación de Seth Rollins en Raw.02/22/2018 - 13:45
Johnny Gargano formaliza su terminación con NXT, pero el Gerente General William Regal le informa que todavía tiene algunas obligaciones pendientes en shows en vivo de NXT.02/21/2018 - 17:15
Tras su derrota ante Andrade "Cien" Almas, Johnny Gargano es acompañado por su esposa Candice LeRae hacia la sailda del Center Stage de Atlanta.02/21/2018 - 17:16
Velveteen Dream le pide a Tyler Bate un poco de agua, y el británico con gusto le concede su deseo.02/21/2018 - 17:09
WWE Top 10 te lleva a los mejores momentos de la acción de martes por la noche.02/21/2018 - 11:30
Tras derrotar s Gable & Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods tienen la vista en un quinto reinado.02/21/2018 - 00:16
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Jim Cornette: Bio
Perhaps the most obnoxious manager in wrestling history, Jim Cornette was never at a loss for words. When he wasn’t making his foes’ ears ring with a screeching diatribe, the Louisville, Ky., native was whacking his opponents with the trusty tennis racket that never left his hand.
Cornette broke into the wrestling business in the early ‘80s as a photographer, announcer and magazine writer in Memphis. Deciding to become a manager, he told the world that he had the backing of his very wealthy mama.
Looking to gain more experience, Cornette headed further south to Bill Watts’ Mid-South territory. Wearing garish pink and purple suits, the obnoxious adviser spoke for The Midnight Express, the finest tag team that his mama’s money could buy. Fans hoping to see Cornette, “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey and “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton dethroned often left unhappy. The underhanded manager did anything possible for a win. Most often, he utilized a tennis racket swing that would make John McEnroe jealous. Cornette’s sweet forehand earned him the moniker “The Louisville Slugger.”
Cornette and The Midnight Express soon headed to the Carolinas and Jim Crockett Promotions. With a global audience watching, he led Condrey, Eaton and, later, Stan Lane, to global success. Under his tutelage, The Midnight Express captured the NWA World Tag Team Titles on two occasions and the U.S. Tag Team Titles on three.
“The Louisville Slugger” also wanted the biggest spotlight on himself, so he joined WWE in 1993. Camp Cornette quickly came to include Yokozuna, Owen Hart, British Bulldog and the unruly Mastodon, Vader. Cornette and his charges were a consistent thorn in the sides of WWE Champions like Diesel and Shawn Michaels.
After becoming an announcer in 1997, he also took up arms against those who undermined the wrestling business. Cornette got on his soapbox in a series of Keith Olbermann-esque monologues on Monday Night Raw, punctuated by an almost-unneeded statement: “I’m Jim Cornette and that’s my opinion.”
Though Cornette was out of WWE rings by 1999, he still had a hand in many Superstars’ careers. Cornette helped establish Ohio Valley Wrestling as a WWE developmental territory, bringing future WWE Superstars to his hometown. At OVW, Cornette fostered talent that went on to become multiple-time World Champions, including Batista, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and John Cena.
Who would have thought that Mama Cornette’s investment in her baby boy would still be felt in the WWE Universe today?