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Jim Cornette to Announce NWA 70th Anniversary

Jim Cornette to Announce NWA 70th Anniversary

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Jim Cornette will Announce NWA’s 70th Anniversary Show

As announced by the NWA’s Twitter page, Jim Cornette will announce NWA’s 70th Anniversary show. Cornette will be the show’s color commentator for the evening.

The Man, Myth, and Legend

Midnight Express

Jim Cornette fans remember him as a manager throughout his professional wrestling career. Additionally, in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) Cornette managed The Midnight Express from 1984-1985. Also, the Midnight Express would be his most memorable managerial role. Cornette spent most of the 80s and early 90s managing the team.

WWF/WWE

In 1993, Cornette would come to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He would manage the likes of Yokozuna, Vader, and the British Bulldog. He would join the color commentary team in 1997. Cornette would be hired on as part of WWF’s booking team. Nevertheless, Vince McMahon would fire Cornette after he couldn’t get along with then head writer Vince Russo.

Around the early 2000’s, Cornette was hired as head of booking in WWE’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. After an incident with OVW talent Anthony Carelli (known to the WWE fans as Santino Marella) Cornette was fired from WWE.

“Controversy Makes Cash….” -Eric Bischoff

Having Jim Cornette as color commentator at the NWA Anniversary show should be nothing less than interesting. Fans know him for his “work/shoot” commentary style. Also, Cornette can be unpredictable and a bit of a loose canon when provoked. This may just be his character. Vince Russo has stated otherwise in the past. Additionally, Russo issued a restraining order in 2010 against Cornette for allegedly stalking him. Cornette responded by selling autographed copies of said restraining order.

Cornette is very critical of today’s wrestling. He was very vocal in his distaste for All In and Cody Rhodes’ work ethic. Since Cody will be defending the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship the night of the anniversary show, it should lead to some very interesting commentary from the ever controversial Cornette.

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