Jim Cornette

American professional wrestling manager

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

Jim Cornette
Born (1961-09-17) September 17, 1961 (age 58)
Louisville, Kentucky
Lives inLouisville, Kentucky
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jim Cornette
James E. Cornette
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

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 a 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.[1]


  • Cauliflower Alley Club
    • Other honoree (1997)
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)[2]
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Manager of the Year (1985, 1993, 1995)[3]
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2012[4]
  • World Wrestling Federation
    • Slammy Award for Blue Light Special for Worst Dresser (1996)[5]
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Best Booker (1993, 2001, 2003)[6]
    • Best Non-Wrestler (2006)[6]
    • Best on Interviews (1985–1988, 1993)[6]
    • Manager of the Year (1984–1990, 1992–1996)[6]
    • Best Pro Wrestling Book (2009) (Midnight Express 25th Anniversary Scrapbook)[6]
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)[7]


  1. "Jim Cornette YouShoot: Joey Styles, Republicans and Modern American Society". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  2. "NWA Hall of Fame 2005". NWA Ringside. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  3. "PWI Manager of the Year Award". Acclerator's Wrestling Rollercoaster. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  4. "Jim Cornette biography". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  5. "1996 Slammy Awards". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Wrestling Observer Awards (WON) 1980 - 2012 (and runner-ups)". IndeedWrestling. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  7. "Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, 1996". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-03-05.

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