Jim Cornette is an American who has made a name for himself in the ring as a professional wrestler, wrestling booker, and commentator, but also outside the ring as a podcaster, among other things. Although he only fought from time to time, he was almost always involved in the sport and is a popular figure among wrestling enthusiasts. Here is everything worth knowing about him.
Jim Cornette’s Biography
Jim has his full name as James Mark Cornette and was born on September 17, 1961, in Louisville, Kentucky, where his parents Doug Cornette and Thelma Cornette grew up.
As he grew up, he had always loved wrestling, and as soon as he became a teenager, he jumped in and worked in wrestling arenas. Among other things, he worked as a wrestling photographer, announcer, timekeeper and did almost every job that kept him close to wrestling.
As his popularity grew, while continuing to do other things, including writing programs in arenas, he was offered the opportunity to start as a manager by Jerry Jarrett, who was a promoter at the time. From then on, Jim became involved with wrestlers and wrestling events in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
In addition to all this, Jim Cornette has also written a number of books, including The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn, which he co-wrote with Ian Douglass. In addition, as mentioned above, he is also a podcaster.
He has worked under various names including The Louisville Slugger, The Louisville Loudmouth, and Prince of Polyester. In his career he has been Best Booker three times, Manager of the Year several times, Best Non-Wrestler in 2006, and was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996 class, all at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards. He also won 2 Slammy Awards and was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Family, Wife, Divorce, And Kids
As for his relationship and married life, Jim Cornette has quite an interesting story. He has been married twice in his life. The first woman he has been married to is Janice Kelly Crowl. After being together for some time, the two settled down as man and wife on February 16, 1987. Unfortunately, they were not to stay together forever, because, on June 1, 2002, both had gone their separate ways in a divorce.
After the failure of his marriage, the next woman to become Cornette’s wife was Stacey Goff. Also known as Synn, 1977 born Stacey Goff worked as an independent wrestling manager. They were together for quite some time before she finally decided to get married in 2007. After more than 10 years the two are still together as a couple.
From his marriages, there is no public record that he has children. It is still not clear whether he has a child or not because there have been rumors in the past that he has illegitimate children. While denying the claim, Jim Cornette revealed that he does not even have a legitimate child.
Cornette was in the arena and in the ring, even if only occasionally, for as long as many people cannot even remember. So it’s pretty easy to say that he has rightly paid his dues in show business mostly in full, and it’s only fair to say that he has something good to show for it. It’s just as simple that he has a net worth estimated at over $5 million.
Jim earned his fortune mainly through his activities as a wrestling manager, commentator, and podcaster. He also makes some money from his books and other merchandise.
- He was once accused of fathering a child, but as it turned out, the child was born 14 months after he left the particular town where it happened.
- He believes in the need for gun control in the US and believes that parents who teach their children to hunt should be arrested for child abuse.
- He is of good height and weight measures 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs 231 lbs (105 kg).
- Jim Cornette has managed people like Jeff Jarrett, Yokozuna, Dutch Mantel, Crusher Broomfield, Adam Pearce, and Hercules Hernandez.