Jim Cornette is a legendary manager. In the world of professional wrestling, he’s been the voice of many great tag teams and singles stars. From The Midnight Express and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express to Yokozuna and Vader, Cornette has managed many incredible talents.
Though he isn’t exactly a fan of today’s professional wrestling, Cornette has mentioned that there are a few stars in the WWE that he’s a fan of. Cornette has praised the likes of Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Tommaso Ciampa, and Johnny Gargano. In fact, he’s called Ciampa & Gargano vs The Revival a tag team masterpiece in the past.
However, when asked on The Apter Chat who he would manage in the WWE if he could, Jim Cornette chose one man who he always pegged as the total package.
I’ve been a fan of one particular guy since I first saw him in Ring of Honor eight years ago. He was Tyler Black then, but he’s Seth Rollins now. And I think he’s just the whole package. He can work, he sounds good, he looks good, he’s got the size and the athletic ability.
When I knew him, and hopefully nothing has changed, he was a good kid with no bad habits. He reminds me of a modern day Rick Rude. He has that aura about him. He carries himself like a star.
Considering how much he’s praised the Top Guys, I’m surprised Cornette didn’t pick The Revival here. However, Cornette has always been high on Rollins, and I’d be lying if I said I would hate a heel Seth Rollins being backed by him.
On The Apter Chat, Cornette also discussed if managers could be on their way back to the WWE and professional wrestling as a whole. You can check out the full episode here.
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.
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