|Jim Cornette has a very orthodox interpretation of what professional wrestling is and how it should be presented. Like many people that have orthodox interpretations of anything, viewpoints counter to his own get angrily dismissed. Jim's pro wrestling ideal is what Bill Watts did in Mid-South/UWF from 1979 to 1987. He tried to run SMW and OVW along those principles. The failure of the first in a region in which it had the best chance to succeed at a time when WCW was irrelevant and the WWF was way down and the fact that the second didn't need to succeed on its own terms due to WWE backing suggests that the time for that sort of Southern style product has passed for good.
I think that although he takes his opinions deeply to heart, some of his ranting and raving on Twitter and elsewhere is a work to the extent that Jim realized it will stir people up and get him attention, keeping him relevant in the process. I think there is also an element of the ridiculous that he excused in Memphis because the fans there either believed in or willingly suspended their disbelief about that with the likes of Joey Ryan he sees as just people mocking pro wrestling so fans can cheer in ironic fashion. Sometimes Jim is entertaining in his cantankerousness, but often it's a chore to listen to him.
Last edited on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 10:12 pm by tamalie