Despite that return, the legendary manager and former TNA Authority Figure told Arcadian Vanguard that he's not a full-time member of the GFW roster.
"Let's clear a few things up,-- I'm not a member of the Global Force Wrestling roster. Even though I've been on the roster page since two years ago when I did some ball park shows, I'm not interested in anything full time with any promotion for just the simple fact is I've got too many things going on and I don't like to travel. In this case, to come back and right a few wrongs, see some of my old friends - and boy it's amazing, I haven't been here in so long but the air is so much fresher. It's almost like there's a grizzly stench that has been lifted from the Impact Zone from the last time I was here. At any rate, I wanted to come down. We're still in the process of taping a lot of television over the next week. There's a few more things corporate wants me to do, some messages they want me to deliver, but this is it. I'm not a member of the roster, I'm not an announcer, I'm not a wrestler, I'm not a manager, I'm not a production person, I have nothing to do with creative, I work directly for corporate and I handle the problems they want me to handle.
"I don't have a dog in this fight, I don't have a horse in the race, I don't care who wins and who loses, as long as things are fair. And I've said some things (Thursday night), I don't like the idea that some of these guys that are such big Superstars, they've come down here and they've taken Impact Wrestling's money and feel like it's on vacation, they feel like they're being treated like second class citizens, they're just going to sit it out until they get the proper respect - I got news for everybody.
"You're going show us what you can do in the ring, and you're gonna conduct yourself like a professional outside the ring. If you do that, then I'm going to be fine with everybody. I have no patience for anybody that thinks they need special treatment or they want to be glory hounds or they want to go do things their own way or go into business for themselves, they're going to toe the line. Because once again, we have an entire staff, that if they weren't happy, if they don't want to do that, if any wrestler doesn't want to follow corporate's instructions and keep their business in the ring and professional outside the ring, we have a whole staff that can help them carry their bags to the car, and we can show them the directions to the gate to get out. Then they can do what they want."
Cornette replaced Bruce Prichard as the on-screen authority figure in GFW.