The Wrestling Observer has confirmed with Ring of Honor officials this week that Jim Cornette is “officially on sabbatical” from the promotion. According to the report, Cornette “blew up” at the last television tapings in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and was not scheduled to attend the 12/16 Final Battle iPPV. The report states Cornette became very frustrated with how some things had been going both inside and outside the company and had used wording that was described as being “stronger than one would expect to get away with” in a company now run by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sources within ROH felt Cornette had been burnt out. Hunter “Delirious” Johnson, who remains the booker of ROH, will be replacing Cornette for the time being to assist in the production of television.