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A rather incredible blog from Jim Cornette about his TNA experience. I stopped watching TNA almost entirely the day Vince Russo took over the booking so I thought this is a fascinating look behind the scenes at the company the years I was no longer paying attention.

http://www.jimcornette.com/​Commentary.html

//edit That's way too much C&P

(edited by Guru Zim on 2.11.09 2200)
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I think you may have missed the point of the final line in Jim's blog

EDIT: But a great read tho'

A fortnightly 1700 mile round trip by car? Why on earth didn't he fly? His knees can't be that bad.


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    Originally posted by Big G
    I think you may have missed the point of the final line in Jim's blog

    EDIT: But a great read tho'

    A fortnightly 1700 mile round trip by car? Why on earth didn't he fly? His knees can't be that bad.


    (edited by Big G on 2.11.09 2318)

Agreed. However, I'm glad of it. I'm sure I wouldn't have followed a link to read that, and it was a good read.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.38

He hates flying. I don't believe it has anythiing to do with his knees.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.45
Read it and weep, fella


That sure is a lot of hate he has stored up for Russo. Did they ever have face-to-face problems, or is that just Cornette hating him because he sucks?

And why all the McMahon hate again? I must've missed that story.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I think a lot of it is hating Russo because he's bad at his job (a job Cornette obviously thinks he could do much better), but there's face to face issues stemming back as long to both of them being on the WWF creative team in the late 90s, and also specifically to the Oklahoma character in WCW.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.96
I don't follow TNA at all, but this caught my eye:
    Originally posted by Jim Cornette
    At this point, I was just bewildered that a guy who can barely speak English had once again convinced a person of importance that he is a benefit to their wrestling company.
Who is he talking about?
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    And why all the McMahon hate again? I must've missed that story.
I don't know if I'd really call it hate - he just said he doesn't want McMahon to monopolize the wrestling industry.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.63
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
    I don't follow TNA at all, but this caught my eye:
      Originally posted by Jim Cornette
      At this point, I was just bewildered that a guy who can barely speak English had once again convinced a person of importance that he is a benefit to their wrestling company.
    Who is he talking about?


Russo.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.96
I figured it was Russo, but I guess I'm missing something when Cornette says he can "barely speak English".
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Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      And why all the McMahon hate again? I must've missed that story.

    I don't know if I'd really call it hate - he just said he doesn't want McMahon to monopolize the wrestling industry.
Yeah, but he said it like 10 times. Seemed like a little more than just "I believe in variety" to me.

If Hogan ends up chasing Russo & Ferrara out, does Corny come back?



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.63
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by Broncolanche
        Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
        And why all the McMahon hate again? I must've missed that story.

      I don't know if I'd really call it hate - he just said he doesn't want McMahon to monopolize the wrestling industry.
    Yeah, but he said it like 10 times. Seemed like a little more than just "I believe in variety" to me.

    If Hogan ends up chasing Russo & Ferrara out, does Corny come back?

He does have a lot of heat with Vince/WWE for the way he left the company as well, I think.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    If Hogan ends up chasing Russo & Ferrara out, does Corny come back?


No, he's got his own people for that spot. Kevin Sullivan has said he expects to be brought in for that position. It'd take at least Hogan & Russo both leaving for Cornette to get that position.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.38
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
    I figured it was Russo, but I guess I'm missing something when Cornette says he can "barely speak English".


It might be related to

    I would sit in embarassment as the Spike TV representative zoned out on the nonsense, thinking "he's going back to the UFC shoot and telling their crew that the guy that writes our wrestling show can't even spell."


i.e. Vince Russo is such a know-nothing stupid head that he can't spell correctly or speak proper English.

I only watched about 6 minutes of this shoot video with Russo and Ferrara, but I don't hear whatever it was that Cornette heard. Maybe that got edited out.
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I don't think I've ever seen a wrestling character as outright mean and unpleasant as Oklahoma was. And I've yet to hear from Russo and/or Ferrera as to how it was even remotely justifiable.
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
      Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      If Hogan ends up chasing Russo & Ferrara out, does Corny come back?


    No, he's got his own people for that spot. Kevin Sullivan has said he expects to be brought in for that position. It'd take at least Hogan & Russo both leaving for Cornette to get that position.
What's Hogan's rapport with Kevin Nash, again?







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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.64
    Originally posted by Oliver
      Originally posted by thecubsfan
        Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
        If Hogan ends up chasing Russo & Ferrara out, does Corny come back?


      No, he's got his own people for that spot. Kevin Sullivan has said he expects to be brought in for that position. It'd take at least Hogan & Russo both leaving for Cornette to get that position.
    What's Hogan's rapport with Kevin Nash, again?

I think they're on good terms, but Powell and Meltzer have both said that Nash isn't interested in a creative position.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.45
Read it and weep, fella


Slightly off-topic: I watched the first eight 10-minute parts of that interview (taped 2006?) and it was pretty interesting to hear Russo & Ferrara talk about how they broke into the biz and how they used to put TV shows & PPVs together. I havent gotten to the part where they talk about WCW at length yet.

The annoying part was how Wade kept interjecting, just to remind everyone how much "insider info" he knows. A lot of it came off like "Hey guys, I knew that too!" to me.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Slightly off-topic: I watched the first eight 10-minute parts of that interview (taped 2006?) and it was pretty interesting to hear Russo & Ferrara talk about how they broke into the biz and how they used to put TV shows & PPVs together. I havent gotten to the part where they talk about WCW at length yet.

    The annoying part was how Wade kept interjecting, just to remind everyone how much "insider info" he knows. A lot of it came off like "Hey guys, I knew that too!" to me.


I think it was 03 or 04 because Wade was talking about Cena and his Chain Gang were, at that time, were on TV and it was like Hogan and his Hulkamaniacs. I saw all 14 (15 actually) parts of the WWF/E and the 8 parts of the WCW info and it was pretty interesting. I had it on in the background and I think Ed could move into voice work.

I was disappointed that they didn't touch on Oklahoma at all. Otherwise, a pretty good listen. Russo has a pretty small vocabulary. He though that when people were "Amassing" it had to do with a church gathering.

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