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Corkscrew Elbow
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What's the story behind this?
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Cornette's Drive Thru podcast addressed this yesterday. Corny laid out all the reasons why he is mad at Horner. I recommend you take a listen. It'll be worth it.

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Horner had absolutely no charisma and only a little talent. However, he felt he was far better than he really was. That is the real crux of it.

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and Cornette is still upset about it all these years later? bizarre

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There's more to it than just Cornette not seeing him as a talent who was worthy of being the champion and carrying a promotion (Rick Rubin who was financing SMW saw nothing in him at all so Corny took him off the cards)

Horner was put in charge of various things behind the scenes like merchandise and the wrestling school, neither of which made any money. The school only had two students that Jim was aware of and Horner supposedly promised them that they'd be in the main events within six months.

They also bought a truck to move the ring that Tim's buddy who managed a bank helped them get that turned out to be a piece of junk. The engine was replaced about three times and they spent more money on that than they did for the vehicle itself. It spent most of the time up on blocks. After Cornette fired him he sent Sandy Scott to get the title and they discovered it was in Horner's name. So the company had been pouring money into the truck but it legally belonged to Horner and he ended up selling it for scraps.

Jim also thinks he was pocketing the proceeds from the supposedly two student wrestling school and the merchandise because once Brian Hildebrand was placed in charge of the latter he was giving him money all the time.

He also tried to use a handicap child that would come to the shows so they'd let him be SMW champion. They had booked a match where he'd win the belt only to have it taken away because I think his opponent's foot was on the ropes. This is Bob Armstrong's duty as figurehead Commissioner but Horner has this child in his arms carrying the belt to try and guilt them into letting him keep it. Bob takes it anyway as planned and then starts cursing about it to Cornette afterwards, who had no knowledge Horner was going to do that.

Horner's wife also yelled at Cornette in front of all the boys when he told Tim he'd pay him in cash out of his own pocket the following morning after he made sure everybody else got paid that evening....while holding their baby in her arms.

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Just listened to it. Had heard some of the Horner stuff on previous podcasts, but not as in depth as this one. In addition to what Dan P-170 wrote above, there was a lady that Horner brought in that Jim claims stole money from the fan week deal from him, and he ended the story with a tease for next week about a guy that wouldn't give back a video camera.

Cornette also claimed to have spent six figures of his own money during SMW's run, but got it back once he sold the footage to the WWe.

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Jim Cornette didn't need to use Tim Horner in a pushed position for an extended period of time or be told so by Rick Rubin to know that he wasn't a babyface you could use as the top guy.
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The guy who wouldn't give back the video camera was former Pro Wrestling Torch writer K.C. O'Connor, whose car Corny wound up smashing with a baseball bat.
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quote:
Originally posted by the bear:
and Cornette is still upset about it all these years later? bizarre

Less bizarre than fans who are still upset with angles from 30 years ago and wrestlers they don't personally know being "bitter."
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quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
The guy who wouldn't give back the video camera was former Pro Wrestling Torch writer K.C. O'Connor, whose car Corny wound up smashing with a baseball bat.

Cornette mentioned his name and smashing up his car as well today. He said next week, he is going to tell the rest of the KC story.

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quote:
Originally posted by Armageddon_T_Thunderbird:
quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
The guy who wouldn't give back the video camera was former Pro Wrestling Torch writer K.C. O'Connor, whose car Corny wound up smashing with a baseball bat.

Cornette mentioned his name and smashing up his car as well today. He said next week, he is going to tell the rest of the KC story.
It's a doozie.
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Pam Lawson was the name of the sponsorship lady. Jim thinks she and Horner were having an affair on the side because 1. she asked for her own office in the building where Tim's buddy was bank manager because she claimed it gave her a place to go everyday (so they could have their trysts, according to Jim, because she could've just worked out of her home) and 2. she decided to give notice all of a sudden shortly after Tim was fired, saying she wanted to go back to radio (she was supposed to give her notice two weeks in advance but also wanted to take her two week vacation she claimed she was promised at the same time).

She did the fan deal but Jim told her she was done after almost causing a near catastrophe with one of the lighting trees because of the way she was tossing T-shirts from the ring. Jim never got the money and she still had the checkbook and register for that account. When she refused to give it back Jim threatened to bash in all the glass of the travel agency she was working for. Her husband whom she was separated from also happened to be a cop. According to Jim they reconciled after she told him about his threats and he supposedly spent everyday there for about two weeks waiting for Corny to show up and follow through.

The K.C. O'Connor incident happened a few weeks later. Sandy Scott talked him out of doing what he wanted to do to Pam, but by this time he said he had reached the breaking point of people screwing with him.

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Has anyone ever smacked the **** out of Jim Cornette?
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quote:
Originally posted by Liz Hunter's Boyfriend:
Has anyone ever smacked the **** out of Jim Cornette?

According to his last show, apparently Buzz Sayer did.

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quote:
Originally posted by Armageddon_T_Thunderbird:
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Originally posted by Liz Hunter's Boyfriend:
Has anyone ever smacked the **** out of Jim Cornette?

According to his last show, apparently Buzz Sayer did.
And Baby Doll.
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quote:
Originally posted by the bear:
and Cornette is still upset about it all these years later? bizarre

When someone costs you thousands of dollars for very little return, it tends to leave a sour taste in your mouth.
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