Jim Cornette isn't prepared to sit idly by as another t-shirt was released with his likeness.
Over the weekend, Indy Connection put out a "Clownette" t-shirt with an image that appears to be Jim Cornette's face painted in clown makeup. The shirt quickly sold out on the website. The release of the shirt came days after it was reported Cornette would be filing a lawsuit against G-Raver, The Indy Connection, and Shopify for a previously released shirt that had Cornette's likeness being gagged and stabbed with the words "Fuck Jim Cornette."
In response to the "Clownette" shirt, Cornette gave the following statement to WrestleZone.
“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 added, "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.”
Fightful will continue to update fans on this story as it progresses.