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Jim Cornette has been released by WWE after an incident at this past Wednesday’s TV tapings where he verbally assaulted and then slapped a student multiple times (ten to fifteen) in the face.

A number of people have said Cornette seemed very burnt out over the last few months and it all came to a head in the last few weeks. One source even stated that he walked out last week and claimed he was done with the company. He returned about an hour later.

We have no word on who will be taking Cornette’s spot as Lance Storm finished up yesterday. Storm, Tommy Dreamer, and Al Snow had been handling duties while Jim was serving a suspension from WWE.

Just to note, if you’re JBL and you hit someone in the face multiple times, that is apparently fine. Anyone else, see ya!