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Old 08-18-2017, 08:30 PM
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As noted, Jim Cornette made his return to GFW during last night’s Destination X special, and is present at tonight’s Impact tapings, which will air on August 24th and the 31st.

We also reported earlier today, via Les Thatcher on Wrestling Weekly, that Cornette has not signed a contract with GFW, so his longterm status with the company is unknown.

Cornette clarified his status with GFW on his podcast today, and confirmed he has no deal with the company despite his return last night. Cornette added he is not a member of the GFW roster, and that he had been contacted directly by Anthem to work for them. Cornette noted he has yet to sign anything with the exception of clearances for his likeness to be used on TV.
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Frankly, this is perfect. I'm so burned out on authority figures, so not only is it great to have Cornette back—arguably the best authority figure in company history—but only on a part-time basis so the TV show "GM" isn't eating up valuable TV time every god damned week. Especially feuding with one another.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:36 PM
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Above all else, he's better then Prichard. Bruce just did not work as a top boss as he didn't have any impressive level of charisma or star power to make it work. Cornette is a much bigger name and a far better on screen presence/talker. This is a big upgrade and one that I'm very glad to see, especially if Cornette is just there as a trouble shooter and not the standard boss.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:18 PM
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Yup. Him being a face is critical, too. It allows for the heels on the roster to do their job so much better not having to play second fiddle to the "big bad" boss.
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The only reason Bruce Prichard came back was to self-promote (his titantron was a "something to wrestle with" billboard, and he always wore the 'something to wrestle with' t-shirt on-screen). I hope he stays backstage with his "boy" Jeff Jarrett.
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Also, I think this will keep Karen Jarrett off of TV for a little bit. If anything keep any segments with Karen centered around her issues with Sienna. But I like Cornette in this capacity. He above all else knows that the focus shouldn't be on him for long promos.
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So, Cornette is working for the one company who hasn't fired him yet.

Just wait until he gets fired by them. He will then go on podcasts, and make statements where he blames everyone else but himself for his firing, and then hate on the company, like he did with WCW, WWE, and TNA in his original run there.

Cornette can be a bitter troll when he doesn't get his own way, and has an elevated sense of his own importance.
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So, Cornette is working for the one company who hasn't fired him yet.

Just wait until he gets fired by them. He will then go on podcasts, and make statements where he blames everyone else but himself for his firing, and then hate on the company, like he did with WCW, WWE, and TNA in his original run there.

Cornette can be a bitter troll when he doesn't get his own way, and has an elevated sense of his own importance.
Yeah, Cornette has spent the last several years tarnishing his own reputation. He's been coming off as a bitter, hateful troll towards just about anyone who doesn't wrestle the way he thinks they should wrestle, anyone he feels has ever done him wrong or anyone who points out that you can't run a wrestling company in the modern world like it's still 1985.

While I admire his passion, sometimes it's so over the top and unreasonable that he's almost a parody of himself.
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Cornette is working with them on a handshake deal right now so I doubt he will be a permanent fixture wthin gfw after those tapings. I'm just happy to see him back because he always been a great performer in and off camera and the young guys backstage can learn alot about wrestling and how to cut promos just by talking to him.
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Personally couldn't give a damn about Cornette. Sure, he may be fun to listen to. But, we've had FOUR authority figures pop up since March. Kinda have more than my fix. And Jeff Jarrett is already making cameos. Why did they need to bring Cornette exclusively as an on-screen GM? What good is that gonna do other than roll out another dirty suit off the TNA closet for people to pop at for a few weeks before they trot out the next one?

It's the usual problem. Instead of going for something new, they trot out what they once lost and it just accentuates it.
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Personally couldn't give a damn about Cornette. Sure, he may be fun to listen to. But, we've had FOUR authority figures pop up since March. Kinda have more than my fix. And Jeff Jarrett is already making cameos. Why did they need to bring Cornette exclusively as an on-screen GM? What good is that gonna do other than roll out another dirty suit off the TNA closet for people to pop at for a few weeks before they trot out the next one?

It's the usual problem. Instead of going for something new, they trot out what they once lost and it just accentuates it.
But that's the wrestling business in a nutshell, what old is new again, WWE does it, NXT does it and now GFW does it as well. Even in the indies they kinda do it as well. That's how the business works, i not saying that it's right but that's how the business work, if you can get new people watching while you bring somebody or something from the past, that's good for them.
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