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Gerald Brisco Recalls Dragging Jim Cornette Away From Confrontation With Kevin Dunn

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Gerald Brisco has recalled pulling Jim Cornette out of a WWE production meeting after he tried to get over the table to confront Kevin Dunn.

During his time directly involved in the professional wrestling industry and beyond, Jim Cornette has developed a reputation for making sure he gets his point across. Whether this was during his time involved in WWE creative meetings, or on his podcast in 2021.

This has led to numerous stories over the last two decades about Cornette clashing backstage with the likes of Vince Russo and Kevin Dunn.

Speaking during a new interview with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, long-time WWE employee Gerald Brisco recalled one of these fiery confrontations. Brisco, who worked with WWE from 1984 until 2020, described dragging Cornette out of a production meeting after he attempted to get over a table to confront Dunn.

When asked about his time working with Cornette, Gerald Brisco was full of praise for the Louisville Lip before recalling his attempts at keeping him in check.

“I love Jim Cornette, there’s only one Jim Cornette. I wish everybody in the wrestling business was like Jim Cornette. I really do. Would it be a better business? Probably not. But would it be more fun to be in? Definitely, yes.

Jimmy has got the greatest sense of humour… I’ve dragged Jimmy out of production meetings with high, high, high, high level WWE officials so many times I can’t count. And I have had to drag him out of meetings when he was coming over the table.

[Interviewer James asks whether this was Kevin Dunn. Brisco says he won’t name names, but says it’s a person with the initials K.D while laughing]

I’d grab him on one shoulder and Bruce [Prichard] would grab the other shoulder and we’d drag him to the elevator, punch his floor, and make sure he got on the elevator….

Corny I love him to death. We’ve got to all evolve, but I’m glad that Jim Cornette hasn’t. We need one person in the business like Jim Cornette. I love listening to him and I laugh and laugh, and sometimes he makes a lot of sense when you read between his lines. But what a historian, and what a collection of history that he has. I got nothing but big time respect for Jim Cornette.”

Jim Cornette worked for WWE from 1995 until 2005. From 1999, he was head-booker for developmental territory OVW and is credited with helping launch the careers of the likes of Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Randy Orton.

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