Jim Cornette Threatened Legal Action When An Indie Wrestler Put Him On A Shirt

Another day on the wrestling internet, another fight between Jim Cornette and some indie wrestler that he thinks is ruining the business. Most recently, Cornette has been feuding with G-Raver, who you may remember from almost dying in a ladder match spot a couple of weeks ago. Most of us watch a clip like that, say “Damn,” and then move on with our lives, but of course Cornette had to tweet about how G-Raver was an idiot and should have bled to death in front of the crowd:

That's a nasty little nick the guy got on his arm there at the end, if the fans were lucky they probably stopped the show so everyone could watch this idiot bleed out. https://t.co/vdlY9W5lYX

— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) August 31, 2019

G-Raver, clearly not being a fan of subtlety and restraint, promised to spit in Cornette’s mouth at a convention.

Hey @TheJimCornette , let me see you at a convention. I’ll spit in your fucking mouth. You’ve done nothing to me. Now you’re an advocate for death? pic.twitter.com/lrPjmPdiDH

— G-RaVeR (@StaySickGRAVER) August 31, 2019

Then Jim Cornette started attacking G-Raver for crowdfunding his medical expenses, which is fun and cool.

This is the height of absolute insanity, the equivalent of "I'm an idiot and jumped in front of a moving car and I want you to help pay for it." There are sick children, poor elderly people and abused animals who didn't bring any of that on themselves while acting like a goof. https://t.co/NwvXbx1MFX

— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) September 3, 2019

At that point, G-Raver revealed a new T-shirt design, seen here in a tweet from the artist who created it:

Honestly shocked by how many people are offended by my Jim Cornette art for @StaySickGRAVER . What is wrong with you people? First you attack comedy, wrestling, and now art is offensive? Is anyone allowed creativity anymore? I’ll draw whatever I want. #jimcornette #graver #gcw pic.twitter.com/RvwjrXqj3p

— Nuclear Heat Graphics (@nuclearheat) September 10, 2019

At this point, Cornette tagged in his lawyer, taking things to the next level.

Actually, I think you did a great job. My attorney @StephenPNew is an even bigger fan, so much so that you'll be hearing from him shortly. Thanks for playing!

— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) September 11, 2019

The attorney in question, Stephen New, quickly spelled out exactly what the problem is, and you have to admit, he’s not wrong.

No one said it was an actual death threat. That shirt violates the shopping sites terms of service as well as improperly appropriating my client’s likeness without his consent. He’s said his last about it. I’ve got it from here

— Stephen P. New (@StephenPNew) September 11, 2019

Once that happened the T-shirt, which had been up for sale on The Indy Connection, vanished pretty quickly.

No one said it was an actual death threat. That shirt violates the shopping sites terms of service as well as improperly appropriating my client’s likeness without his consent. He’s said his last about it. I’ve got it from here

— Stephen P. New (@StephenPNew) September 11, 2019

And that’s the story of how Jim Cornette’s bloody face ended up on an an indie wrestling T-shirt, and how quickly it got taken off. Cornette and New were certainly right about G-Raver and Nuclear Heat Graphics having no right to sell such a shirt, but on the other hand Jim Cornette could just stop attacking indie wrestlers and calling them names all the time, and then stuff like this wouldn’t happen in the first place.

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