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 Posted: Sat Aug 10th, 2019 03:12 pm
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Liked him as a manager. I could watch his various shoot interviews on YouTube all day. Intelligent guy with an opinion and a mouth. Probably wasn’t easy to work with. I’m a fan though.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 10th, 2019 04:16 pm
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Legendary manager of course, next to only Heenan. Very good color commentator too. I wish his real-life rants were works but sadly I don’t think they are. An absolute nutjob but doesn’t let it interfere with his work. He calls matches for MLW right now and instantly became one of the best commentators in the game again. He always puts over and protects guys on TV that he rips apart on his podcast. So at least he’s a professional.  But I never need to hear him rant about “protecting the biz” again or putting himself over as fucking Karl Gotch when he was involved in hundreds of segments where he got his pants pulled down or cake smashed in his face. 

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 Posted: Sat Aug 10th, 2019 04:47 pm
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Absolutely can't say a bad word about Corney during his run as a manager, and SmW was fun for what it was. Today he's a cartoon character, and if you accept that, his podcast stuff is entertaining. It amuses me that he talks about wrestling history as if he was in the front row for every major event from Gotch-Hackenschmidt onwards. He is very knowledgable, though. It also amuses me that he used to rag on ECW forever for being garbage wrestling and the fans chanting for the promotion meant that none of the wrestlers were over. Today he talks up Tommy Dreamer as being a model pro wrestler because he doesn't like guys like Orange Cassidy and "the grenade guy" exposing the business. I wish he'd lighten up a bit on his criticism of today's non-WWE product.

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Kriss wrote: Absolutely can't say a bad word about Corney during his run as a manager, and SmW was fun for what it was. Today he's a cartoon character, and if you accept that, his podcast stuff is entertaining. It amuses me that he talks about wrestling history as if he was in the front row for every major event from Gotch-Hackenschmidt onwards. He is very knowledgable, though. It also amuses me that he used to rag on ECW forever for being garbage wrestling and the fans chanting for the promotion meant that none of the wrestlers were over. Today he talks up Tommy Dreamer as being a model pro wrestler because he doesn't like guys like Orange Cassidy and "the grenade guy" exposing the business. I wish he'd lighten up a bit on his criticism of today's non-WWE product.
It’s the typical “today sucks but yesterday was awesome” mentality. Dreamer was horrible when he was young but great now that he’s old. In 20 years Omega will be a legend and whatever 25-year old kid is getting over will be an embarrassment. Cornette has no principles beyond “new is bad”. 



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Top 3 manager back in his day. Entertaining shoots, but he booked Prince Kharis vs. Tim Horner so he's shooting from a large glass house.



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beejmi wrote: Liked him as a manager. I could watch his various shoot interviews on YouTube all day. Intelligent guy with an opinion and a mouth. Probably wasn’t easy to work with. I’m a fan though.

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He's very knowledgable about the history of the business.



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I enjoy everything he has done in the business.

I love listening to him talk wrestling on his podcast, but he is insufferable when he gets talking politics. He really has not much to say as it is usually just "Fuck Trump, that motherfucker, republicans should be shot and pissed on, etc, etc."

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One of the best to ever be a manager. Has a great mind for the business and is a good guy if you don't cross him.
That said, he's a left side elitist who thinks he has never done anything wrong.



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I was actually never a fan of his back in the day or the midnight express. But I have really enjoyed his podcasts and enjoy his stories from the old days. And I completely agree with him on politics. I love watching him fight with Trump lovers on twitter when they try and deny or defend his racism . 

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I don't know what he was like in the territory days, but one problem with him is he has not moved on. Even when he was managing Yokozuna his act was getting a bit hokey. Now it looks very low rent.

It's an interesting contrast with Heyman, who always looks money when he comes on screen, and has that aura of someone of importance. That's one hell of a contrast to WCW Heyman who looked more a street hustler. His current persona is the type needed today to be convincing as in charge of a multi million pound agency.



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He's never grasped that it's not 1984 and that the fake fighting of today isn't "the rasslin business".



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BuddyPSHayes wrote: He's never grasped that it's not 1984 and that the fake fighting of today isn't "the rasslin business".
No, it's just the opposite; he does realize that the business has changed in 30+ years. He just doesn't think it's for the better, and I would tend to agree.

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His interview with Wade Keller in the 1992 Torch Annual was the first, lengthy shoot interview that I obsessed over. The fact that he had so many facts and figures (dates and gates) at his disposal for every program he'd been involved in during his career was amazing. To read him recount the story of how they brainstormed the Watts feud in 1984 was brilliant.

Yeah, he's a crank today, a grandpa Simpson type, shaking his fist at the world. And I know he thinks people like me are the devil incarnate, but I'm glad he was on this earth to entertain us and I'm glad he's still around to help document what was really going on back in the day.



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He has a multitude of psychological issues and is unsuitable for any career outside of professional wrestling.

Having said that, I agree with the majority here. He was the premiere manager/talker of his time. His podcasts are consistently excellent when he's covering wrestling history. His commentary with MLW is terrific. I just wish he was full-time.




 







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My only knock on his career is that his on-screen work seemed to go downhill once he got to the WWF in 1993. I thought he'd end up with the same effect that Heenan and Jimmy Hart got-- they were already kinda' well known, but became household names when they hit the WWF.

I mention this, because Cornette seemed like he was the tailor-made for the WWF's style. But he never really seemed to have that one major incident, angle or feud that made him significant in the WWF. Despite the fact that he was an on-screen character for about 5 years (1993-1998). Maybe it was just bad timing? I would've loved to see him there, one year earlier, as the manager of Sid, instead of Harvey Wippleman.

Very entertaining manager and character, though. There's also a picture of me, from 1992, where I (unintentionally) look just like a Jim Cornette clone.



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