Tomorrow, IDW will release Jim Cornette's Behind the Curtain: Real Pro Wrestling Stories, a graphic novel anthology in which "Pro-Wrestling's secrets and greatest moments are immortalized" in tales told by the legendary wrestling promoter and manager. But rather than promote the book (or maybe to him this is the same thing), Cornette has spent the comic's release week getting into a Twitter beef with pretty much the entirety of Twitter, in typical Cornette fashion, with a series of outrageous tweets and vulgar insults. Well, we should probably clarify that to say that he continued his Twitter beef, as Cornette appears to be involved in a perpetual Twitter feud with pretty much everyone, so really, this is just another day in the life.
In any case, in this week's episode of Jim Cornette vs. The World, things got hot when Cornette called Impact wrestler Jordynne Grace a "butterface" after a fan suggested someone should defecate in her bag for calling wrestling "performance art," which is one of Cornette's triggers.
And Cornette also defended the idea of bag-pooping. After all, it's good clean fun. Well, not clean. But certainly a pro wrestling tradition. And Jim Cornette is nothing if not traditional.
Grace, who has previously feuded with Cornette over not using her wrestling name on Twitter, engaged Cornette directly in e-battle once again:
And when Grace called Cornette's "butterface" comment misogynist…
It opened up the floodgates for Cornette to feud with anyone and everyone on the social media service.
Before taking a break to get back to getting some actual work done…
Just kidding, you know he didn't stop there. Four minutes later…
After all of this, Cornette was surprised to find he was at this point trending on Twitter.
Cornette then set out to challenge accusations of sexism… by saying women need to spend more time in the kitchen.
This led Cornette to feud with another classic rival, former TMZ reporter turned woke Dave Meltzer, Ryan Satin.
Before returning to his regularly scheduled programming…
So that's a day in the life of IDW Comics writer Jim Cornette. Of course, today, he's got to keep things calmer, as he does have a comic coming out tomorrow.
Of course, you can get an unsigned copy in your local comic shop. Unless you can't buy the book because you're one of the many people who Cornette is currently feuding with on Twitter, which, admittedly, is probably a lot of you. If so, maybe try The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling instead? The writer of that one, Aubrey Sitterson, is notably chiller on Twitter by comparison… though some might find his food tweets equally if not more offensive.
As of press time, IDW could not be reached for comment.
JIM CORNETTE PRESENTS BEHIND CURTAIN WRESTLING STORIES TP (C
(W) Jim Cornette, Brandon Easton (A/CA) Denis Medri
Pro-Wrestling's secrets and greatest moments are immortalized in this graphic novel from legendary wrestling personality Jim Cornette. A true-story style anthology, these "insider" tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold "kayfabe" (the old carny term for the presentation of legitimate conflict), as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effects these events and characters had on society. This is the graphic novel that old school wrestling fans have been waiting their entire lives for: a no-holds-barred representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn't talk about for years.
Advance solicited for August.
Featuring appearances by Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Andy Kaufman, Sputnik Monroe, The Sheik, Junkyard Dog, the Fabulous Freebirds, the Midnight Express, Bret Hart, and Shawn Michaels.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019