Legendary manager and wrestling personality, Jim Cornette recently returned to WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum, sitting down for a very entertaining, hour long interview, where he discussed his time alongside some of the most memorable personalities in wrestling history as a manager, as well as the years he spent working creatively in the WWF, WCW, SMW, and OVW. The entire hour long interview can be heard here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=
Cornette told many entertaining tales from his years in the industry spanning from his time as a photographer in Memphis all the way up through the present day and his thoughts (or lack thereof) on the current WWE product. Highlights from Cornette’s return to WGD Weekly include him speaking on:
Triple H and his involvement in the current WWE product:
Vince Russo’s time writing TV for WWF, WCW, and TNA:
Working alongside and constantly being ribbed by Owen Hart and the British Bulldog:
Jokes about the current state of TNA Wrestling
A memorable WCW booking meeting run by Jim Herd:
In addition to these points, Cornette also spoke in detail on his career in the wrestling industry both on camera and behind the scenes as he told Steve and the Scum about his time on the road and at ringside with Dick Murdoch, a classic backstage phone conversation with Stu Hart orchestrated by Owen and the Bulldog, the thought process in WWF creative meetings in the mid 1990’s and some of his views on trying to change the names of established talent such as Mick Foley, Vader, and Terry Funk, his proudest moments during his time on the WWF creative team including the debut of Kane and the concept behind the first Hell in a Cell match, Bill Watts paying Grizzly Smith to stay on as a booker with a different company, how he came about with the idea for Smoky Mountain Wrestling, why SMW succeeding and eventually did not last, the young talent at the time in SMW including Chris Candido, Al Snow, Glen Jacobs (Kane), Sunny, D-Lo Brown, and others, the formation of Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville and the difficulties he had working as a “feeder” system for the WWF at the time, WWF missing the boat on OVW talent including the Basham Brothers, Matt Morgan, Nick Dinsmore (Eugene), Elijah Burke, and the Spirit Squad, his first national TV appearance, being a photographer during the famous Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawler feud in Memphis and getting to know Kaufman, singing “La Bamba” to Hector and Chavo Guerrero and Manny Fernandez, Abdullah the Butcher and characters in wrestling, the athleticism of Yokozuna, the Fabulous Freebirds, and much, much more.
WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum interviews a different legend from “Wrestling’s Glory Days” every week as a part of their show. You can find all of their previous shows and get updates and information on upcoming programming on their Facebook site at www.facebook.com/WGDWeekly , or on Twitter @WGDWeekly. All shows are also available on their YouTube channel and iTunes.
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