Jim Cornette

  • Born: 09/17/1961 in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Birthname: James Mark Cornette
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 198 Ib
Titles Won:
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best Booker (1993, 2001, 2003)
  • Best Non-Wrestler (2006)
  • Best on Interviews (1985–1988, 1993)
  • Manager of the Year (1984–1990, 1992–1996)
  • Best Pro Wrestling Book (2009)
  • Midnight Express 25th Anniversary Scrapbook
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)

As a manager and creative writer, he has worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (now WWE), and from 1991 to 1995, was the owner of Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

He has also worked as an on-screen character in an authoritative role; as “Commissioner” of Ring of Honor (in a previous stint with the company) and “Management Director” (and off-screen road agent) for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. More recently he has worked as a color commentator for Major League Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance and What Culture Pro Wrestling.

Wrestlers Managed

Sherri Martel, Big Bubba Rogers, Buddy Landel, Adrian Street, Christopher Daniels, Crusher Broomfield, Jeff Jarrett, Salvatore Sincere, Mantaur, Yokozuna, The British Bulldog, Owen Hart, Vader, Dan Severn, Matt Morgan, Ron Powers, Mark Henry, Dutch Mantel, Ken Wayne, Nightmare Danny Davis, Adam Pearce, Carl Fergie, Norman Fredrick Charles III, Hercules Hernandez, Mr. Puerto Rico, Bruiser Beldam, Dick Murdoch, Barry Windham

Tag teams managed

The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton, Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane)

The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)

The Fabulous Ones

The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny and Shane)

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)

The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane and Tom Prichard, Tom Prichard and Jimmy Del Ray)

The Dynamic Duo (Al Snow and Unabomb)

The Headhunters (Headhunter A and Headhunter B)

The New Midnight Express (Bombastic Bob and Bodacious Bart)

Owen Hart and Yokozuna

Crush and Yokozuna

Owen Hart and the British Bulldog

The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark)

Jeff Collette and Stan Lane

The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don)

Jeff Jarrett and Barry Windham

Other Notable Achievements

NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)

PWI Manager of the Year (1985, 1993, 1995)

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2012

World Wrestling Federation Slammy Award for Blue Light Special for Worst Dresser (1996)