Former WWE promoter and manager Jim Cornette recently got into an altercation with former wrestler Santino Marella. The two were at a wrestling convention in Michigan, and a video was released of the men getting into a massive confrontation.
The incident was filmed by a fan in the hallway. Now, The Hannibal TV has released more footage of the incident, where it appears as though Cornette is being asked by security guards to leave the event.
The feud between these two men can be traced back to 2005. At the time, Marella was training at Ohio Valley Wrestling, but didn't follow the script during a segment with The Boogyman and was slapped across the face by Cornette. This led to the WWE firing Cornette, while Marella would debut with the company in 2007.
Marella released a statement on the incident, and apologized to fans at the convention, and claimed he was trying to put the past behind him. On the other side, Cornette released a statement that said Marella approached him, claiming that he "told him with no profanity and not yelling–the first time–that we had nothing to talk about and tried to walk away.
For Marella and Cornette, it's just another confrontation and story about two men with bitter feelings towards each other and not being able to call a truce. The video shows enough evidence that the argument and confrontation was legitimate.
Obviously, it's nothing new to hear stories about former WWE employees holding grudges and disliking each other long after their working relationships ended. But many of them have been able to bury the hatchet. It appears as though Marella and Cornette weren't able to make peace, and it's hard to envision them doing so after this incident.