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Dave also had a funny line when talking about Shane's kids laughing when Owens was taunting them last night "Good thing Jim Cornette wasn't there."

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Santino wrote: Hi everyone, ok so here’s my one-and-only official statement regarding Cornette. He can definitely dish it out so lets see if he can take it too. You will soon identify a reoccurring theme here, he’s complete bullshit, from head to toe. My original stance from day one was to just let him rant and NOT to stoop to his level, and I tried to for a long time, but sometimes a brother gots to set things straight. Its important to note that Cornette has been lying for so long about all this stuff that he actually believes it like an actually memory. Some would say he’s a good bull-shitter. But it’s actually called being a compulsive liar.

12 years ago I moved to Louisville to train at OVW, after a month of the beginners class I was invited to the intermediate class where I would train with the legendary Rip Rogers. At that time I was also invited to come and watch an OVW TV taping. Upon arrival to my first ever TV taping I was told I could sit in the student area in the audience. Keep in mind I’m with my daughter and simply a member of the audience, or so I thought.


The show starts, its great, and then there’s the debut of the Boogeyman who was supposed to leave the arena through an emergency door directly behind us, no one gave me the 411, so as Boogeyman was leaving he turned right towards us and I thought he was gonna do me a solid and scare my daughter thus creating a memory that she would never forget, so as a dad I was pretty stoked, and yes I was definitely smiling. The Boogeyman then jars the guard rail, we all run, and he exits out the door. It’s all on YouTube if you care to see it. Actually I encourage one to do so, so you can see for yourself that I’m not laughing. Hence BS #1. There was never any agenda to the whole thing. I wasn’t trying to be anything other than a fan. I wasn’t part of the show, heck it was my first time there for show. Gosh when I look back now I was so green to everything but I was definitely enjoying a pro-wrestling show with the rest of the audience. The eagerness, the learning, the dedication, they’re all fond memories.

I’m then summoned to the back where Cornette is flipping out and proceeds to slap me several times. He claims 17 but lets just call that Bullshit #2. I had no idea what he was even talking about. I remember saying just that, which of course got him even more mad. I remember him saying “you are nothing in this business”, and I’m like yeah no shit I literally just signed up here a month ago lol. He knew I couldn’t do anything, he took complete advantage of the situation, and he assaulted someone, period, and probably should have been arrested and charged for that matter. He acted completely unprofessional and very much disrespected the business he claims to love, I say claims to love cause all he ever does is go on completely negative rants about various aspects and his personal opinions. All that hatred and negativity must be such a heavy burden to carry around all the time. He has become his own prison sentence, left to marinade in his own negative filth. Thank God he has become a non-entity and quite frankly irrelevant for some time now. His overall contribution to the industry has been quite damaging and by no means, is he an authority. He was merely tolerated and permitted, by real men, to be around the business during one of the best eras in history. Hey don’t get me wrong I’m not an authority either but I’ve been around great men in this business that truly are and trust me he is NOT on that list. Most people in the industry generally think him of as an asshole and loser today. Most, but not all. There are those few that do like him and that’s 100% fine by me.

He also said that Boogeyman was furious at me and wanted to kick my ass, so years later and after I got to know Marty pretty well I asked him about that night and he said he was just upset at his “wardrobe malfunction”. They failed to calculate the effect that the ring lights would have on Bogyman’s makeup and it was proving to be an issue. Thus the original source of that segment’s frustration is what I always thought. So what are we at now, BS #3?

Cornette was subsequently fired and pretty much resented me ever since. I don’t hate him. I don’t hate anyone but he was in the wrong and everyone knows it, especially him. That is why he so desperately tries to put me down and make excuses as to why he acted the way he did. The answer is simple Jim, because you are and insecure poor excuse of a man.

I would get asked about it from time to time but mostly down played it as it really didn’t bother to too much. I’ve endured much more than a slap, or 7, in my life. I actually do have a few friends in the business that still like Cornette so I thought that perhaps we could have had a good working relationship if things had been different. I was not opposed to learning from him, in fact I regret not being able to. I was taught to respect my elders in life in general, and my seniors in the pro-wrestling business, and until this moment I have.

Fast forward 10 years and I’m now forced to retire due to 2 neck surgeries. My WWE career was a dream come true, an amazing 10 year chapter in my life, and I am forever grateful to all the fans all over the world. I sacrificed everything important to me and risked it all to make it. I gave it more than 100% and am quite proud to say that I made it on my own merit. When I got hired almost 2 years after the incident and thanked Johnny Ace for not holding the incident against me he didn’t even know what I was referring to. I had to actually remind him, which was nice cause it reassured me that my employment was by my own hand. So trying to say that I was gifted my job is a big pile of BS, #4 in fact, and Cornette knows that too. I get it, it’s quite simple, he’s just trying to press my buttons and stay relevant. However it’s the time I spent away from my daughter that I will not allow him to diminish.

My intention was not to be a comedy wrestler, (check out my Boris Alexiev videos on YouTube) but I was given a once in a lifetime opportunity and I ran with it, just like anyone would do in my position. Looking back I actually love the fact that I was able to bring laughter into people’s homes, and for so many years. It’s entertainment. It’s my absolute favorite thing to hear from fans, that I made their family laugh. I think laughter is the greatest indicator of having a good time. I don’t know if he was just jealous because he was not athletic enough to make it in the ring as a wrestler or what, but he’s definitely made some poor comments over the years. I actually heard through a pretty good source that he can’t even cast a fishing rod. Now that’s uncoordinated. You might as well hand your balls in if you can’t cast a fishing rod. Look I’ve been given the stamp of approval by people that actually matter so I’m able to rest well at night when it comes to my in ring ability. Sorry buddy but comedy is an essential component of Sports Entertainment. Honestly shouldn’t you actually know that? And btw Kay Fabe was ruined long before I ever laced up my boots. I too wished it hadn’t been, but it is what it is. We work with what we have, whenever we get our chance to do so. The business has evolved, and it will continue to evolve. Those that can’t adapt, can’t evolve, get left behind. And please don’t hate on WWE, it makes you look really pathetic. Vince has done a million times more for this business than you will ever be credited for. Bottom line is he is one of the most successful people in the world, and well you are definitely not Vince. Put it this way, when I grow up I wanna be like Vince, but if I ever end up like you, I will consider my life a failure.

Little does Jim know that all those countless negative comments and rants just make him look like an unconfident bitter person that has no class. That is why I never made a big deal about it because he was already doing a great job of tarnishing his own legacy. He shits on the comedic component and my in ring ability but duh I’m from OVW so he’s actually shitting on himself and the company that he partly owns. He’s also shitting on his “friends” Rip, Danny, and Al, that all had a hand in my development and training, plus I can list off many great and iconic comedic wrestlers, 1st and foremost however is the late great Bobby Heenan. Now you try and tell me that he had no place in wrestling and well I would have to say that you really don’t know as much as I thought you did about Pro-Wrestling Mr. Cornette.

So one day I see that I got a voicemail from my friend Josh in Tennessee, then I get a text saying “omg I’m so sorry I didn’t know he was going to do that” then I get a call from Josh and he’s all upset about Jim Cornette tricking him in to calling me and then taking the phone from Josh and going on one of his classic rants. Keep in mind I’m still in bandages fresh out of neck surgery so yeah I’m a little shocked that he could actually stoop this low.

So I mention the message he left in my shoot interview with Rob Feinstein and after it circulated a few people left messages for Cornette on social media letting him know what they thought of what he did. So now his panties are all bunched up, yet again, and he goes off on his podcast actually denying the whole thing. A blatant lie told to all of his loyal listeners, BS #5. I guess he was ashamed of what he did so he just pretended it didn’t happen, and then proceeds to say again it anyway, lol, duh you just stooged yourself off shmarts. Anyhow no skin off my back, it is what it is, and then he proceeds to call me midget, goof, etc. lol come on Jim you are known for a tennis racket, please tell me you are kidding me when you call me a clown, you were a red nose shy of being the biggest clown in wrestling history. I think they call that “projecting”, like when he accuses me of disrespecting the business, when in reality its all he ever does. He also stated that he will slap again the next time he sees me.

Fast forward to the Cobo Centre in Detroit last Saturday and his table is just 2 tables down from mine, so I know at some point we will have a chance to meet, as in actually meet, for the first time, since I don’t consider our first interaction an actual meeting, because no greetings and pleasantries were exchanged etc.

As I’m heading back down the hallway after I got a bite to eat, its Jim and I walking straight towards one another and no one is around, what a perfect opportunity to talk it over and hopefully hash things out. I say Hello sir and I extend my hand to shake hands. After all why not, peace is better then enemies right? Its funny he looked shocked to hear my real voice, lol, mark. He then proceeds to try to tell me about what happened 12 years ago like I wasn’t there lol, insults me, disrespects me, and then tries to walk away. I remember being disappointed in how poorly he was dressed that day. He made no effort at all to make himself presentable to meet his fans, visibly dirty clothing and in poor health I actually felt bad for him, until he decided to be a piece of garbage once again. I said to him that I was hoping we could walk away from this with a new found respect for one another after possibly talking it out, and that I always regretted not learning from him. I always hope for the best in people, like my mom. He laughed and said that he had no respect for me, called me a joke, and that he should slap me again, that’s when I said to myself fuck this guy, there is no way in hell he’s going to punk me off after what he did all those years ago, so I said “do it” “please”, “slap me again and see what happens” trust me Jim it was not so that I could “sue” you. That’s what you see in the video. Me cutting him off and saying “do it then”. You cant make a claim like that and then walk away, at least not where I’m from. It was at that moment that I saw his true colours. He tried to run away and actually cried out for security. I guess his wrestling instincts kicked in because he was a classic heal, brave guy when back up is around, but when its just him and the baby-face alone at the end, he begged off. What happened to slapping me the next time you saw me Jim? Then when he saw a fan and or security personnel his mock bravery started to kick in and he started to put on a show, Cornette style. He was a complete bitch as I expected he would be, if it ended up going down this way, and when it was just the 2 of us, nose to nose, eye to eye, quite frankly a coward. And believe you me I called him those exact words to his face “coward” and “bitch” and all he did was turn another shade of red. He knows in his heart that I saw it in his eyes. He can never say anything about it again because he backed down after shooting his mouth off so that’s BS # shit I lost count. He also said publically that he decided to leave when we all know he was kicked out, escorted out in fact. Taken out like the trash that he is. So don’t forget to add another one to the BS list. It was the perfect ending, the bully got what he deserved in the end.

Sorry to all the fans that came out to the convention and show. I really tried to put it all behind us. Cornett had other plans. Sometimes we just have to take a stand.

I hope the show was still a blast, well I’m sure it was because there were a great bunch of guys performing that night!

So I now get to have some closure from the original incident. I get to return to my wonderful Canadian life, and come home to my hot Polish fitness model wife. This week we are going camping up north to enjoy the beauty of mother nature, kayaking, hiking, fishing etc . . . . . let me guess you’re gonna go on a few rants this week. Truly pathetic bro, sad, but hey enjoy them cause for a brief moment people are taking about you. And we all know how important that is to you. In the wrestling business you are always one headline away from having your spotlight taken away. And since the shield has reunited . . . .well I guess its gone.

The End!

Sincerely (so help me Jesus)

Anthony Carelli

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Re: The Jim Cornette Thread

Postby Matisfaction » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:58 am

At least he had the sense to ditch the zubaz..

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Re: The Jim Cornette Thread

Postby Bandit » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:23 am

He's caught up to 1999 wrestler wear with track pants. In 5 years he'll get jorts. 10 years he'll get skinny jeans.

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Re: The Jim Cornette Thread

Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:09 pm

Rather TL:DR but Santino comes across as a nice guy. I like Corny but if he's acting tough on his podcast but not backing it up that's cowardly. Santino should have knocked him out for slapping him. But then he'd probably have been up on attempted murder charges. I respected Corny for sticking up for JR over the Bells Palsy what Ferrerra did was very in poor taste mocking a disability, but going around acting a big man when your not means you'll get people call you out on it. Have Russo and Jim ever gone face to face. Vinny is the type who'd smack Corny in the face if he got in his face. Corny is the type who'd be bullied yet he's now trying to bully others. I wouldn't be surprised if we read someone has beat up Corny because one day he's going to push the wrong person. I doubt he'd try and bully Haku,Harley Race or David Schultz or someone like that.

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Postby Bandit » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:38 pm

Cornette is the 2017 Iron Sheik. Just a cartoon character at this point.

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Postby Ocelot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:22 am

Jim is doing what old wrestlers do when they have no other way of getting bookings - be zany and awkward and blaze the social media/video circles with whatever gimmicks he has.

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Postby Bandit » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 am

Which is sad because he doesn't need to. Nobody cared about Iron Sheik since 1991, but Cornette could be Bruce Prichard right now.

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Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:41 am

Jim said on the latest JCE that he's made the most money he ever has this year, so his shtick is working.

For the most part he hasn't been doing anything that different than he has for the past decade, it's just that everything has blown up a lot bigger in the past year or so.

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The powerbomb off the ladder spot he's talking about was the Joey Janela match in CZW. But it's CZW, they do crazy shit on every show so kicking out made sense in the context of the promotion just like not getting pinned before 4 finishers at a Wrestlemania main event makes sense in context of Wrestlemania. The context was his hatred of Janela turned him evil, so in the final match he was running off of his hatred and refused to lose, I thought it was a cool angle for the match. And fuck him, all of the Lio vs Janela matches were phenominal. Sorry they didn't do a reverse chinlock for 3 minutes.

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Re: The Jim Cornette Thread

Postby Matisfaction » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:26 am

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:Jim said on the latest JCE that he's made the most money he ever has this year, so his shtick is working.

For the most part he hasn't been doing anything that different than he has for the past decade, it's just that everything has blown up a lot bigger in the past year or so.


Also there's a lot of people who have a similar view about modern wrestling as Cornette does. "People can do more athletically but none of it really matters as there's no story telling". I've heard that sentence said on at least four different wrestling podcasts like this week alone.

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Postby Bandit » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:51 am

Then talk lovingly about the 80s and just don't care about the modern product. Because wrestling evolves. And they're saying the same stuff about the Young Bucks that used to be said about Rock & Roll Express by older fans who wanted The Andersons. Start nostalgic podcasts.

Their key complaint is always "this is killing the business." Bullshit. Indy wrestling is hot right now in every state and in the UK. He said Lio Rush killed CZW, but they have been doing great these past two years due to their streaming service and some great matches that went viral. They're moving to a bigger venue because of ticket demand.


And New Japan may have had the best match quality this year of any promotion ever. So he just sounds like a foolish old man. Which is a shame because he's great besides that part of his act. It would be fine if he'd say "this isn't for me and here's why", but to say wrestling is dying when there's lots of hot indy territories? Just needlessly dumb.

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Postby Matisfaction » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:16 am

Bandit wrote:Then talk lovingly about the 80s and just don't care about the modern product.


He does regularly, not only on his shows but also on other podcasts and the Back to the Territories series he does for KC.

The stuff he blows a gasket over is usually YouTube clips sent to him by his fans on Twitter.

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Postby Bandit » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:35 am

I know. I'm just saying he could take a look at, or ask his friend Dave Meltzer about, the state of business before lumping in everybody with Vince Russo as a killer of pro wrestling. Then take a "well, it's not for people like me" approach and ignore it to talk about stuff he does like. The "I didn't see WWE lately but I'm sure it's bad" or "I'm going to lose my shit over an out of context youtube clip" stuff is pointless. Like he said he's never seen Asuka, who he'd probably really like. Or why is Jerry Lawler his favorite wrestler who would become superhuman after a beating but Lio Rush can't do that for one match?

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Postby Bandit » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:21 pm

Cornette and Bolin have made up.


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Postby Bandit » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 am

Has Corny commented on the latest Joey Ryan angle where his magic penis was exposed to be a work so he's fallen into a depression and admits he was just a "penis pretender"? He had the Brutus The Barber Beefcake shears and was threatening to cut his penis off. I'm sure Corny will go off on this angle.

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