It was just yesterday when a new shirt by The Indy Connection surfaced parodying Jim Cornette once more, but this time masking his features in clown make-up and removing his name from this design with substituting it with the title of “Clownette.”
WrestleZone’s Dominic DeAngelo reached out to Cornette regarding a statement and the wrestling personality didn’t mince words regarding the recent federal lawsuit that was filed in regards to G-Raver and his T-shirt supplier. Cornette goes on to state that any money that they will receive past expenses will go to charity and that he hopes that the effects of this filing this will give an added bonus to the fans and the wrestling business by pushing back against the “death match” genre.
“My attorney Stephen P New gave these goofs the opportunity to pull down the shirts and remove the trademark application and we would all go our separate ways. Apparently Grover thinks some outlaw garbage wrestler can not only defy the law but ignore a nationally-known attorney. Now he knows he can’t, and he’s about to get a lesson in the real world. Any money we receive past expenses will be donated to charity, but our requests WILL be granted or Grover and his T-Shirt fellow will not only be begging fans for money to pay his medical bills, but also his legal bills as well.”
“If this in some way removes one of these “death match” wrestlers from exhibiting their ignorant “matches” to the public we will consider it a happy bonus for the fans and the wrestling industry. Not only are these matches in general offensive to me, but the idea of this clown asking wrestling fans to pay for his own stupidity, AND trying to make money off my name and likeness at the same time, was too much to ignore, so we are bringing some disinfectant to this disease on wrestling.”
Cornette’s attorney, Stephen P. New, also issued a statement in regards to the “Clownette” shirt in particular, adding that “the Clownette shirt will result in yet another lawsuit being filed this week with sanctions of attorneys fees and a temporary restraining order asked for.”