Anthem/Impact Wrestling is headed to Canada for Bound For Glory on 11/5 and another round of TV tapings but don’t expect to see Jim Cornette on those shows, at least not in front of the live audience because he is banned from going to Canada.
Cornette explained everything several months ago on an episode of The Jim Cornette Experience podcast.
“The last time I went a few years ago for a Ring Of Honor show I’m driving with my wife Stacy and I’m driving in my own vehicle which is registered to me.” He said that got to the US/Canadian border and then was told to pull over to the side and his car was searched. They did not have any weapons, drugs or any other prohibited items but they decided to pull up Cornette’s legal history and stuff from the 1980’s came up including arrests for assault. He noted that he never spent a day in jail and was never sentenced to anything and explained, “I was a bad guy wrestler. I got a bunch of assaults and various things.” The authorities determined that he was not legally allowed to go into the country. Nevermind the fact that Cornette had been traveling to Canada for years and these issues were never raised.
Bound For Glory is expected to take place in Toronto (the home offices of Anthem) and Cornette has been part of the key storylines as the new authority figure. If they want to include him on the shows then they will have to get creative. Perhaps they will be able to film stuff at their studios in Nashville and then insert segments into the show.
Listen to Cornette talk about his issues with Canada in the clip below:
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