James Mark Cornette is a podcaster and author from the United States who worked previously in the pro wrestling economy as a representative, booker, color commentator, manager, promoter, trainer, and occasional wrestler. Because of his exceptional mic skills, he is regarded as one of the most excellent managers in wrestling history. (1)
Facts About Jim Cornette
|Estimate Net Worth||$5 million|
|Birthday||September 17, 1961|
Jim Cornette's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
Jim Cornette's Early Life
Amidst his television celebrity and wealth, Jim Cornette prefers to keep his data private. Jim Cornette’s desire to keep family matters confidential is understandable. His family background is unknown, suggesting he is among the numerous actors who prefer to keep their personal lives private. This makes sense since celebrities have selected to keep their private data confidential to protect themselves. Doug Cornette, an executive with The Louisville Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times, and Thelma Cornette, a secretary for the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, gave birth to James Cornette on September 17, 1961, in Louisville, Kentucky. When Jim Cornette was seven years old, his father died. Cornette had a passion for wrestling since he was nine years old, claiming that as a child, he installed a ten-foot antenna on top of his house to witness as much regional wrestling as possible. (3)
Jim Cornette's Wife and Family Life
Jim Cornette married his longtime girlfriend, Stacey Goff, on October 31, 2007. Goff previously worked as a manager in Cornette’s OVW promotion as “Synn” and was the OVW manager of future WWE Champion Batista.
Jim Cornette's Career
Cornette chose the ring name James E. Cornette in honor of legendary wrestling promoter James E. Barnett before making his managing debut. On September 25, 1982, Cornette made his ringside debut, managing Sherri Martel, who would later become a wrestling manager. Jim was given the gimmick of a rich kid turned inept manager whose clients fired him after just one match. Dutch Mantell and Crusher Broomfield were the most notable wrestlers in this angle. Jim also managed Jesse Barr, Exotic Adrian Street, the “Cornette Dynasty” of Carl Fergie, Norman Frederick Charles III, and the Angel over the next 14 months. Cornette returned to Memphis in July 1983, after a brief stint in Georgia as part of Jarrett’s deal with Ole Anderson, and worked as co-manager alongside Jimmy Hart.
In November 1983, Mid-South promoter Bill Watts recognized that his business was declining and sought to revitalize his territory. Watts invited Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler to come to a TV taping and share their thoughts. Jarrett proposed a talent swap and invited Watts to Memphis to meet with players he liked. After seeing a Memphis TV taping, Watts formed a new tag team with singles performers Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton and the existing team of Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson as The Rock’ n’ Roll Express. Because Jarrett still required the more senior Jimmy Hart, Watts assigned Cornette to manage his new team, which chose the name The Midnight Express. Rick Rude and Jim Neidhart were two notable wrestlers who left the Mid-South for Memphis.
Cornette’s time in the Mid-South was also significant because it marked the start of the rivalry with the Rock’ n’ Roll Express. Starting in May 1984, following the Last Stampede series, the two teams feuded for the rest of the year in front of sold-out crowds across the territory. The two teams, in particular, set attendance records in Houston, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City, resulting in 1984 being the most successful year in Mid-South history and The Midnight Express and Cornette becoming national stars. (4)
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