James Mark "Jim" Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker. As a manager, he has worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation and from 1991 to 1995, was the owner of Smoky Mountain Wrestling. He has also worked as an on-screen character in an authoritative role; as "Commissioner" of Ring of Honor and "Management Director" (and off-screen road agent) for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Cornette currently acts as Executive Producer of Ring of Honor Wrestling on SBG television networks.
Jim Cornette is an atheist as well as a liberal (or at least vehemently against conservatism). As stated in an online interview video:
"I got news for you, I don't believe in the supernatural. I don't believe in a supreme being, an invisible man in the sky..."
"...as John Lennon said, 'Imagine there's no religion, it's easy if you try / No hell below us, above us only sky'..."
Jim Cornette, professional wrestling personality, stated in a recent YouShoot interview that "I don't believe in the supernatural, I don't believe in a supreme being, an invisible man in the sky". He follows that up with the Imagine no religion quote. More directly, comparing himself to fellow personality Vince Russo. "We couldn’t be more opposite. He’s a Yankee and I’m a southerner. He’s born-again and I’m an atheist."