Jim Cornette is one of the most controversial personalities in the wrestling industry, and controversial would be putting it lightly especially after he flashed a crowd at a live event. Never shy about mixing it up or sharing his opinion with anyone who will listen, Cornette's approach to wrestling is the more people talk about him, the more he has a chance to stay relevant. As such, he says and does things that get him noticed — often for the wrong reasons.
After making the news this week thanks to a run-in and altercation with former WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Cornette is in the news again, this time for flashing a live audience at a Bruce Pritchard organized event.
Cornette has a beef with many wrestling figures. His most famous feud is with former WWE writer and head of creative in WCW, Vince Russo. Cornette and Russo simply hate each other and have taken every opportunity on their respective podcasts to degrade, insult and hurt the other. So, when Cornette saw a cardboard cut-out of Russo's face at the Pritchard event, he couldn't help himself.
After promising Pritchard he wouldn't rip the cut-out up, he sat it on the ground and acted as though he was going to urinate on it. Where most people might have stopped at simply pretending to grab their poker, Cornette actually pulled down the front of his pants and gave the audience an eyeful. The crowd, Pritchard and whoever was filming was likely not expecting such a sight.
At some point, someone is going to take issue with Cornette beyond simply showcasing his insanity. When that happens, he'll be the first to publicly discuss the lawsuit he brings forward and everyone will have been worse off for having witnessed the sheer stupidity that is adults acting like uncontrolled children. Until then, we guess everyone gets videos of Cornette swearing at past wrestlers and flashing the crowd.
Cornette recently explained the incident on his podcast stating he didn't mean to flash the crowd. Instead, his intention was to do the old thumb trick, but he accidentally pulled his pants down a little too far.
Ironically, it wasn't long ago that Cornette slammed independent wrestler Joey Ryan for basing his character around his penis. Yet, Cornette uses his as a tactic to get a reaction from the crowd and finds that unoffensive. For Jim Cornette, it's all fair if you're simply "exposing the business" or "waving your racket around."