s an American podcaster and has worked in the professional wrestling business as a booker, commentator, manager, and occasional professional wrestler. He is currently working with Major League Wrestling (MLW) as a color commentator. As a manager, commentator, member of the booking committee and member of the creative team, he has worked for Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), Mid-South Wrestling (MSW), Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (now called WWE), and from 1991 to 1995, was the owner of Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW). 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. More recently he has worked as a color commentator for Major League Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance and What Culture Pro Wrestling. Cornette and his longtime girlfriend Stacey Goff were married October 31, 2007. Stacey was a former independent wrestling manager who went by the name "Synn". Synn was the OVW manager of the Disciples of Synn which included Dave Bautista. In September 2009, during a podcast interview on Who's Slamming Who? he voiced his support for President Barack Obama's health care reform plans. He also condemned what he considered "fearmongering" from the Republican Party as well as calling former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin "a useless twat". He acknowledged having voted for Obama in the 2008 election and considers himself a Democrat. His political statements have led to media attention, including an appearance on Internet talk show The Young Turks. On December 17, 2017, Cornette stated that he is a democratic socialist. Knox , Tennessee mayor Tim Burchett declared November 17, 2014 "Jim Cornette Day" during a Southeastern Championship Wrestling taping in Knoxville. In June 2017, former WWF/WCW/TNA writer Vince Russo filed a restraining order (EPO) against Cornette for "stalking". They have had a 20-year off-screen rivalry. Cornette then began selling autographed copies of the restraining order on his personal website. Cornette is an atheist; in the past he had been highly critical of religion.Cornette has a criminal record which includes a number of assaults, mostly stemming from incidents involving fights with fans who attacked him while he was a manager in the 1980s. The record has made it difficult for him to work in Canada, which resulted in him being turned away from the border in November, 2010 resulting in a lifetime ban.