Re: Jim Cornette
Jim Cornette has a brilliant mind for creative and has contributed a lot of memorable angles to the WWF/E that are still being talked about to this day. In fact, Kane's perfect debut was all Cornette. Now, he had some stinkers too, but facts are facts, his batting average is very much on the positive. Cornette tends to be very opinionated sometimes and that puts off certain fans from taking him seriously, but this work more than speaks for itself.
I don't think people realize Meltzer's contributions to the wrestling business or his impact on it. He's the only wrestling journalist or "gossip columnist" as some people like to call him who has produced consistently true analytics and metrics on wrestling shows (WWE, WCW, TNA, AEW and more). So much so that even influential people like Vince and Bischoff/Turner took him seriously, and in fact used information that he was selling. He was the only one who spoke the truth about the wrestling organization's steroid use while McMahon was doing anything and everything to keep everyone quiet (promise of jobs, money, etc). He reported the truth on the Montreal incident which was corroborated by what was happening during the Owen Hart death litigations. He also exposed Vince's, Triple HGH's, Bischoff's, Russo's, Heyman's and Prichard's lies on multiple occasions.
Contrary to popular belief, Meltzer has a good mind for the wrestling business too. In fact, he would be a better creative guy than the guy currently in charge of creative, Triple HGH.
The dividing line between Meltzer and Cornette is that Meltzer is far more contemporary than Cornette. Cornette is still stuck in the old ways of wrestling and doesn't quite understand the millennial generation as it pertains to pro wrestling.