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GFW News: Jim Cornette on why he left Global Force Wrestling

16.44K   //    23 Sep 2017, 01:53 IST


Goodbye Corney

What's the story?

Jim Cornette's return to Impact Wrestling seems to be over before we knew it. And the worst part is that It was just starting to get good. Cornette opened up about the whole story on The Jim Cornette Experience.

In case you didn't know.

Jim Cornette can't travel to Canada. He explained it in pretty humorous detail recently and you can read all about it here.

As it turned out Jim Cornette's new part-time employer Global Force Wrestling decided to host their Bound For Glory PPV in Canada which counted him out.

The heart of the matter

Jim Cornette opened up about what happened between himself and GFW on The Jim Cornette Experience. He started off by saying he's not going to bash anybody.

Cornette explained how he didn't announce he would be at Bound For Glory as soon as he got back from Orlando because they already had three months of television shows taped and figured he would let Global Force Wrestling announce it in due time.

He only announced he would be at Bound For Glory after receiving a graphic from GFW showing Cornette in front of a Bound For Glory logo.

Cornette revealed he received a call from Jeff Jarrett and asked him to come into GFW and address the issues on television. Due to the way Impact Wrestling's episodes are recorded there are still weeks of Cornette to come.

He seemed to enjoy his experience in GFW and has known Jeff Jarrett for a long time so he was happy to come back to Impact Wrestling to make up for the unfortunate reasons why he left the company while Dixie Carter was in charge.

Cornette explained to Jarrett how he didn't want to do anything full-time and Double J told him "let's just get to Bound For Glory" which was acceptable for Cornette.


When they were taping the episodes and Cornette realized since he wasn't being carted off in some fashion while shooting the last episode that he'd be coming back. A date for early November was agreed upon and Jarrett said they might be able to get everything they needed in three days worth of shooting with Cornette which was also agreeable.

Then Cornette read online about Jeff Jarrett taking a leave of absence from GFW. Corney called someone from GFW about Jarrett and the person he spoke to said he didn't know what they were going to do next. Cornette said he's "on the team now" and instructed them to give him a call.

Cornette said he passed the word along to the new creative heads of Impact Wrestling that he would be willing to tape something for television to get him out of his role as an authority figure if they needed him to. He also said if they wanted to keep using him then he would be okay with that but since he kept finding out all this news about the company on the internet his enthusiasm was dwindling.

Then it was announced Bound For Glory would take place in Canada which concerned Jim Cornette a lot. Cornette said he's had promoters change a venue or a city on him, but never switch the country of a scheduled event before now.

Now it looks like Cornette is finished with Impact Wrestling once again.

What's next?

Jim Cornette had nothing but good things to say about the production crew and talent in Impact Wrestling and doesn't seem to hold much resentment. It is at least nothing compared to his last exit from the company.

Cornette said he never intended on his GFW tenure to be long-term in the first place and will continue to do his thing as he makes towns and appearances.

Author's take

Jim Cornette was doing some very cool things in GFW but nothing gold can stay. This is just one of those humorous things in pro wrestling that's not really all that funny.

Hopefully, Impact Wrestling will be able to figure out a way to make this work in concern to the television storyline. After all, Jim Cornette was establishing himself as a pretty important figure in GFW during the time was there.

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