Jim Cornette On Getting Heat Before He Was Even Involved In Wrestling

Jim Cornette

Jim Cornette was a master at making himself hated as the manager of some of the top stars in the wrestling business, as it turns out he had a knack for it before then as well.

Cornette was discussing the departure of Velveteen Dream from WWE after the former NXT North American Champion was released from the company on The Jim Cornette Experience.

Something about Dream’s name recalled a memory for Cornette of when he was a younger man almost getting kicked out of fast food joints.

Cornette explained:

“That was one of the first heel f*cking comebacks that almost got me kicked out of somewhere before I even got into the business. I was at a White Castle over here on Westport Road at like midnight when I was 17 years old. I am placing my order and the girl behind the counter had her name tag on, and guess what her name was, it was Velvet and I said ‘Your name is Velvet?’ And she said ‘Yes’, I said ‘Have you ever been felt?’ She didn’t like that!”

Jim Cornette spent many years at the side of The Midnight Express for Jim Crockett Promotions. He earned the nickname of the Lousiville Lip for his promos and interviews that stirred crowds across the country into a heated frenzy.

He then brought those same talents to the World Wrestling Federation, first as the ‘American Spokesman’ for the mighty Yokozuna. Later he formed Camp Cornette consisting of Yokozuna, British Bulldog, Owen Hart, and Vader.

Speaking on the same podcast, Jim Cornette was uncut and uncensored as he gave his forthright thoughts on the controversial ex-WWE referee, Drake Wuertz.

Credit: The Jim Cornette Experience

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