Ring Of Honor star Kenny King has fired more shots at Jim Cornette, calling him a “butthurt little b*tch”.
In an interview with Inside The Ropes, King discussed how his issues with Cornette started in 2012 following his departure from Ring Of Honor, and the fact he was working for IMPACT Wrestling whilst holding the ROH Tag Team Championship.
Um, well, that’s okay. Um, to be fair, and to be completely honest, I didn’t think Jim Cornette was a piece of shit until after I left Ring Of Honor, the times that we worked together I didn’t really have any you know, didn’t really have any issues with Jim you know, I don’t say that we saw eye to eye on everything, but for the most part, we had a pretty decent working relationship. And, you know, at one point I even confided in him before any of that like ‘well, you know, I don’t know maybe if I may even want to retire from wrestling’ but at some point we had a long conversation about that.
It would seem Cornette then got frustrated with King for his business decisions, and after telling Cornette he would be appearing on another company’s show things broke down. Cornette would go on to issue a press release about the situation which King describes as “like a 16-year-old girl that had seen her boyfriend at the mall holding hands with another girl”.
King returned to Ring Of Honor in 2015, but has plenty to say on how his issues with Cornette and the following the 59-year-old has impacted his career.
So the negative effect that it has because he has a large group of people that listen to his bullsh*t, without any kind of critical thought or so it did have somewhat of a negative effect on my career like you know I had. Dissing Jim Cornette is like dissing Beyonce right. If you diss Beyonce you’re gonna have a million freaking drones buzzing in your ear. So yeah, it did affect me slightly, but the people that were fans of my work and people were fans of me and had ever heard me speak on the situation realise that I never did anything wrong. If I did anything wrong, well, here’s the number one test between, you know, whether this whether who did something wrong or not? I’ve been back Ring Of Honor for going on six years now, I’ve signed for contracts. Jim can’t even come backstage. So you know what I mean, when Joe Coff reached out to me and said, ‘are you ready to come home?’ That’s how I know I did everything the way I was supposed to do and business is just business, and Jim was just a butthurt little b*tch. That’s all I got to say about that.
Regardless of the present, Cornette is seen as one of the finest minds in professional wrestling and has many ventures alongside his Jim Cornette Experience podcast. He is a regular contributor to the Dark Side Of The Ring docuseries, and also appeared for MLW before officially retiring from announcing and commentary in 2019.