– Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor, who is currently out of action with a shoulder injury, is now sporting a full beard. He posted this:
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) December 2, 2016
– Former WWE star Santino Marella claimed during a shoot interview that Jim Cornette called him after he suffered a neck injury in 2014 and facing retirement from wrestling. During that phone call, Marella stated that Cornette told him that he was a “piece of sh*t” and that he was glad he hurt his neck. Marella added that Cornette told him that he “should’ve never been in this business, to begin with.”
A fan asked Cornette about the story recently on Twitter and here is what Cornette had to say:
@captainshimmy Ha! Don't have his #, never talked to him in my life, only time I ever met the midget was when I slapped the shit out of him.
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) December 2, 2016
For those who don’t remember, Cornette got upset with Marella while in OVW in July of 2005 when there was a storyline where Marella was supposed to act afraid of The Boogeyman, but instead he laughed at him. This led to Cornette shouting and slapping Marella. As a result of the incident, WWE fired Cornette as OVW booker.