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Jim Cornette Done With Impact Wrestling

September 18, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to Dave Meltzer, with Impact Wrestling going to Canada for Bound For Glory and the post PPV TV tapings, Jim Cornette is done with the promotion. Cornette hasn’t been to Canada for years because he was turned away at the border in 2010 when they ran his record, which included a number of assaults, mostly stemming from incidents involving fights with fans who attacked him. Prior to 2010 he appeared in Canada for WWE, but started to get stopped at the border in 2010.

There is no heat between the two sides. Cornette had previously agreed to work Bound for Glory after coming into work what was to be one TV Taping. Jarrett wanted Cornette in to shake things up, including the stripping of the championship from Alberto El Patron and booking of the gauntlet match, the on-screen firing of Bruce Prichard so he could return as a heel manager, and to try and make Anthem Sports & Entertainment babyfaces to the wrestling fans.

With Jarrett being out, the company’s creative, now headed by Scott D’Amore and Sonjay Dutt, are said to be more focused on in-ring action and less on authority figure angles.

Meltzer adds that Cornette has agreed to come to Nashville and do whatever would be needed on camera to do a storyline exit. Right now there is nothing set in that regard.