Jim Cornette has been known for his temper throughout his wrestling career. That does not exclude his time in Ohio Valley Wrestling, according to Nick Dinsmore.
During his appearance on Talk is Jericho, Dinsmore (AKA Eugene) told the story of Cornette smashing windows with a baseball bat when a match between John Cena and Randy Orton went long. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling Inc.:
“Cornette’s like, ‘Goddamn 2 minutes 17 seconds!’ Gets his baseball bat and starts beating the windows in the building down from us but it’s an old building. Hitting his car. Randy was gone. He just left when he came back. Every now and then it came out.”
Jim Cornette himself also commented on the incident. Although he doesn’t remember the moment specifically, he confessed that it was not an isolated incident. Here is the quote from Cornette’s Drive Thru, courtesy of Inside the Ropes:
“I wouldn’t have remembered it was actually Cena and Orton specifically, but, well that wasn’t the only time. At the old Davis Arena in Jeffersonville, we were the last tenants and it’s since been demolished[…]It had broken windows anyway and this old red brick and we were the only tenants in this whole complex, so I’d go out and throw some chairs through the f*****g windows or goddamn beat on some s**t.”
Cornette also went on to explain how much work would go into editing the shows if talent missed their cues.
“What I was going to have to do was sit down and figure out a way to cut two minutes and seventeen seconds out of the VTRs, and the other stuff that we were gonna place in the programme afterwards, that had been carefully timed down to the second with verbal in and out cues so that we could drop them in the holes that Danny had left.
“We were probably gonna have to drop at least one minute, two of our commercial spots that were 30 seconds each, to make up that time and then gonna have to make another edit which laid another segment onto that Super VHS tape earlier than what it was so that we kept it on the master and then dub it over to a beta tape on our beta recorder to make the TV station think that we actually had professional equipment when we handed them a f****g tape.”
“So, just them not being able to hit their time cues caused us hours of extra work which is why the cardinal sin in OVW was ‘I don’t care what you f*****g do, even if you f**k up, don’t go over time’”.
Jim Cornette left Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2007 after over 13 years with WWE.