Jim Cornette

American professional wrestling manager

James Mark "Jim" Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American retired manager, commentator, promoter, and booker.

Jim Cornette
Cornette at an autograph signing
Birth nameJames Mark Cornette
Born (1961-09-17) September 17, 1961 (age 62)[1][2]
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Janice Crowl
    (m. 1987⁠–⁠2002)
  • Stacey Goff
    (m. 2007)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)General Cornette[3]
James E. Cornette
James Edward Cornette
Jim Cornette
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[4]
Billed weight231 lb (105 kg)[4]
Billed fromLouisville, Kentucky
DebutSeptember 1982
RetiredNovember 2017[5]

He is best known for his work in Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He was also the owner of Smoky Mountain Wrestling from 1991 to 1995. He has also appeared as an on-screen character in an authoritative role for Ring of Honor (ROH) as the "Commissioner" and in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as the "Management Director" (as well as an off-screen road agent).

Cornette has expressed his hatred for Vince Russo and WWE Producer Kevin Dunn in interviews. He also mentioned in a "YouShoot" that he is an atheist.[6]




  1. Jim Cornette. "My Life". jimcornette.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  2. Jeffrey Harris (September 17, 2016). "Today's Wrestling Birthdays: Jim Cornette, Gabe Sapolsky, Masahiro Chono, and Bill Irwin". 411Mania. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  3. Pro Wrestling Illustrated, PWI 500 5th edition winter issue, pp.6-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Jim Cornette". Onlineworldofwrestling.
  5. Mike Johnson (December 12, 2017). "JIM CORNETTE COMMENTS ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM MANAGING". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  6. "Jim Cornette YouShoot: Joey Styles, Republicans and Modern American Society". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  7. "NWA Hall of Fame 2005". NWA Ringside. Archived from the original on 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  8. "PWI Manager of the Year Award". Acclerator's Wrestling Rollercoaster. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  9. "Jim Cornette biography". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on 2014-09-16. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  10. "1996 Slammy Awards". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Wrestling Observer Awards (WON) 1980 - 2012 (and runner-ups)". IndeedWrestling. Archived from the original on 2016-05-14. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  12. "Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, 1996". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-03-05.

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