Jim Cornette Talks Vince McMahon Scandal

Vince McMahon

Wrestling legend Jim Cornette has discussed the newest information in the Vince McMahon scandal and says he thinks those at the top of WWE have “lost their f*cking minds.”

WWE and Vince McMahon are currently engulfed in scandal with McMahon reported to have paid out $12 million to former female employees amid allegations of affairs and serious misconduct.

One man that worked closely with Vince McMahon in the past is the iconic former manager of The Midnight Express, Jim Cornette. Speaking to Inside The Ropes’Kenny McIntosh, Cornette gave his candid thoughts on the situation regarding McMahon and says the long-time WWE Chairman was often the one putting his employees on the right track with their comments and behaviour:

“I don’t know if shocked is [the right word]. I am gobsmacked, astounded, and bumfuzzled at some of the details. I am not necessarily shocked at the activity, but here’s the thing, and I have said this on my podcast, but I will say to you also, just in case there is someone in the world that doesn’t listen to my shows.”

“When I worked with and for Vince McMahon, it was like having a good relationship with the high school principal. You could laugh and joke with him in the car or meetings if we were in a more informal setting instead of a big production meeting or whatever.”

“And you could tell jokes and you would get the attaboy every once in a while, sometimes there would be the look over the glasses over the nose like sit up straight and grab your tie for a little bit. But you never got the impression that you could just completely just f*ck up and just do ludicrous sh*t that you know that you shouldn’t be doing.”

“I have heard stories about him in the 80s when they first started doing the expansion and The Hart Foundation giving him their finisher in a bar, a strip club, or something. Well, he was younger then, he has matured a little bit, the steroid trial, he has tried to run a little straighter laced company. But I never got the impression from Vince, again being in a room with men, and Russo was there sometimes as well.”

“You know, there would be comments made about the appearance of a girl, but we were the ones to kind of ass off, all of his minions, he would be the one to go [clears throat] and get us back to work. So he always had a bit of you know, straight posture with him, upright.”

Jim Cornette then alluded to the allegation that Vince McMahon had sent nude photos of himself to a former WWE contractor and says he believes none of this behaviour was going on when he worked in the company:

“At the same time, he likes his fart jokes, bodily function humour, sh*t like that. But I said to you before we went on the air with this, if you pointed a gun at me in 1996 and said ‘True or false, if you are wrong I am shooting you. Vince McMahon possesses a naked photo of himself.’ I’m saying false. Now I realise that I would have been mowed down in the street!”

“The amount of money paid out shocks and surprises me. The fact that he was actively with employees or as we have found out, some of the talent on the roster in one or two cases. Nobody has been named and I’m not trying to implicate or finger anybody in this.”

“But if you were to say that Vince were to mess around with one of the divas on the roster, holy sh*t! Not because he wouldn’t have wanted to, but I didn’t and he didn’t give us any reason to. None of this sh*t was going on then.”

Cornette wrapped up by wondering if the new levels of wealth involved when WWE went public had caused those in charge, including McMahon, to lose their “rabbit ass f*cking minds”:

“[Cornette’s podcast co-host] Brian Last has narrowed this down, because he has done more research than I do on things like this, when they went public with that stock and they bought their own plane, it seems like all of a sudden Vince went from the owner of the company to back to f*cking college with the fraternity.”

“They are having plane rides from hell, everyone is getting drunk and with shaving cream, shaving people’s hair off. Meanwhile Vince is on the plane having the meetings with the certain divas and Laurinaitis of all people is involved, there’s another one. I knew he was a smiling yes man, but I never knew that he was a smiling ladies man.”

“So after they went public and they bought their own plane and they are all worth billions of dollars, I think that they have all lost their rabbit ass f*cking minds.”

“So unless there was two Vince McMahon’s and he was twins all along, and they did the Hebner deal and replaced Vince with his older brother ‘Bince,’ maybe that is where they got Ezekiel, Elias and Elrod from. I am surprised at the behaviour in his own company and that type of thing.”

h/t Inside The Ropes