Gerald Brisco has recalled the occasion that he and Bruce Prichard had to drag Jim Cornette out of a room after he attempted to get across the table to confront Kevin Dunn.
Jim Cornette has become very adept at getting his point across, whether it be during his time working on shows within the wrestling industry or on social media, and particular through his podcast.
With being so opinionated, there will inevitably be clashes and there have been plenty of reports over the years of Cornette having run-ins with the likes of Vince Russo and Kevin Dunn.
Speaking during a new interview with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, long-time WWE employee Gerald Brisco discussed an example of one of these fiery confrontations. Brisco worked for WWE between 1984 and 2020 so has seen plenty, and singled out a time Jim Cornette tried to climb over a table to get at Dunn.
I love Jim Cornette, there’s only one Jim Cornette. I wish everybody in the wrestling business was like Jim Cornette. I really do. Would it be a better business? Probably not. But would it be more fun to be in? Definitely, yes.
Jimmy has got the greatest sense of humour… I’ve dragged Jimmy out of production meetings with high, high, high, high level WWE officials so many times I can’t count. And I have had to drag him out of meetings when he was coming over the table.
[Interviewer James asks whether this was Kevin Dunn. Brisco says he won’t name names, but says it’s a person with the initials K.D while laughing]
I’d grab him on one shoulder and Bruce [Prichard] would grab the other shoulder and we’d drag him to the elevator, punch his floor, and make sure he got on the elevator….
Corny I love him to death. We’ve got to all evolve, but I’m glad that Jim Cornette hasn’t. We need one person in the business like Jim Cornette. I love listening to him and I laugh and laugh, and sometimes he makes a lot of sense when you read between his lines. But what a historian, and what a collection of history that he has. I got nothing but big time respect for Jim Cornette.
Jim Cornette’s tenure with WWE lasted for two decades, from 1995 to 2005, including being head booker of Ohio Valley Wrestling during the period when the likes of Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Randy Orton first broke through.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.