GFW News: Jim Cornette is officially done with Impact Wrestling
What's the story?
Jim Cornette made his return to Impact Wrestling a few short weeks ago and it caused a lot of people to get very excited.
His Cult Of Cornette watched with great attention to see what Corney would do to fix GFW. Now Wrestling Observer Radio reports he's apparently done with the company already.
In case you didn't know....
Jim Cornette spent a little time in TNA from 2006 to 2009. But after he left Dixie Carter Land he never looked back except to verbally bash the company and Carter.
He would regularly call out Dixie Carter's lack of pro wrestling knowledge on his podcasts The Jim Cornette Experience and Jim Cornette's Drive-Thru.
But when Impact Wrestling brought in a new regime under Anthem Sports, that seemed to change everything for Cornette. They brought Jim in for a block of television tapings as an authority figure and he received rare reviews for his performance and didn't lose a step.
The heart of the matter
Cornette's involvement with GFW might have seemed to sprinkly some credibility on the company but it looks like it's already over.
Jim Cornette went into depth about why he wouldn't be able to attend GFW's Bound For Glory PPV in Toronto. Apparently, the should-be WWE Hall Of Famer is no longer legally allowed to enter Canada.
Dave Meltzer confirmed on Wrestling Observer Radio that Jim Cornette has now officially left the company. Therefore don't expect to see him on Impact Wrestling again in the foreseeable future.
Jim Cornette will be just fine. He keeps saying he's going to finally retire but people keep dragging him back for more appearances.
He should end up in the WWE Hall Of Fame eventually if logic has anything to do with it.
GFW needs to figure out how to use the separation of Cornette and Impact Wrestling as a storyline device and make it a good one. If they keep letting backstage scenarios, scandal, and shenanigans affect the television product it won't be a good time.
Due to the way they have to film their television in monthly blocks of tapings, it might be difficult to keep any kind of continuity in their programs.
Jim Cornette seemed like a good fit and it's a shame he didn't have more time to let that story advance.