Jim Cornette has responded to allegations made against him over the weekend during the #SpeakingOut movement on social media.
The allegations made against Cornette included making OVW talent perform sexual acts on his wife and threatening to jeopardise their careers if they declined.
He addressed the allegations on the latest episode of his Drive Thru podcast, saying:
“I have never offered any wrestler, male or female, preferential treatment, a job, a contract, a push, or anything else related to their employment or threatened the opposite if they would or would not engage in ribbled relations with me or my wife. No female wrestler that I ever worked with in Ohio Valley Wrestling, or anywhere else, to my recollection, has ever said that I talked to them or treated them improperly, except when critiquing their matches or performance of same, but treated them improperly or with any personal or language or actions of that description. I have not been involved with anyone under legal age.
“I have never sent inappropriate pics, texts, sexts, or whatever to anybody cause I’ve never sent a damn text to anybody. I’ve never done that on Facebook for the same reason. I have never slept in the same bed with a woman and not had sex with them and it wasn’t a surprise to anybody that was involved with it when it happened. Nobody that I’ve ever known in the biblical sense has been forced or coerced in anyway to be there and all seemed happy to take part and happy when it was over it, you can take that as you will.
“I’m not being accused of cheating by my spouse or significant other because whenever that’s happened she’s either known about it or been there when it took place. But my own wife is not mad at me for anything. So apparently that just leaves, when you take all those other things out, fun?!? That’s what you’re left over with is just fun?! Day-off personal time amongst friends. Fun?! Isn’t everybody supposed to have their fun?”
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You can listen to Cornette’s full response here:
Transcription: Pro Wrestling Sheet.