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Jim Cornette tribute and fan expo

Famous pro wrestling manager Jim Cornette was honored with a tribute dinner as part of the Masters of Ring Entertainment fan expo in Wilmington, North Carolina. Newsday.com pro wrestling writer Josh Stewart was in Wilmington and shared photos of Cornette and other pro wrestling legends via Instagram.

Jim Cornette keeps his trusty Sprite Zero close
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Jim Cornette keeps his trusty Sprite Zero close by as he participates in a fan Q&A during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Legendary Four Horsemen manager James J. Dillon keeps
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Legendary Four Horsemen manager James J. Dillon keeps busy signing autographs during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

From his table near the stage, pro wrestling
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From his table near the stage, pro wrestling legend Harley Race expresses his appreciation of Jim Cornette's work during the dinner honoring Cornette, part of the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Leland Race, son of legendary pro wrestler Harley
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Leland Race, son of legendary pro wrestler Harley Race, applies a sleeper hold to Famous B during the Jim Cornette Invitational, part of the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Jim Cornette holds up the plaque he was
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Jim Cornette holds up the plaque he was given during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Masters of Ring Entertainment co-founders Bambi Weavil and
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Masters of Ring Entertainment co-founders Bambi Weavil and Charlie Hartman share a moment with pro wrestling legend Harley Race during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Pro wrestling journalist Bill Apter holds up the
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Pro wrestling journalist Bill Apter holds up the program for the Masters of Ring Entertainment event honoring Jim Cornette on March 7, 2015 in Wilmington, N.C.

From left,
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From left, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, Dan "The Beast" Severn and Dr. Tom Pritchard hang out following the tribute dinner for Jim Cornette, part of the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Jim Cornette speaks to fans during the Q&A
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Jim Cornette speaks to fans during the Q&A part of the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Kelly Daake and Jake Denny show off their
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Kelly Daake and Jake Denny show off their old-school wrestling T-shirts during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C. on March 7, 2015.

Leland Race, son of legendary pro wrestler Harley
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Leland Race, son of legendary pro wrestler Harley Race, is battered but victorious after winning the Jim Cornette Invitational during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

From left, Dan
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From left, Dan "The Beast" Severn, Ted DiBiase and Harley Race speak during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Fans check out the wrestling action during the
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Fans check out the wrestling action during the Masters of the Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

WWQQ radio host Brian Sims gets a taste
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WWQQ radio host Brian Sims gets a taste of the wrestling business during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

From left, Dr. Tom Pritchard, Jim Cornette,
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From left, Dr. Tom Pritchard, Jim Cornette, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton and "Sweet" Stan Lane have a Midnight Express/Heavenly Bodies reunion during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Artwork shows off the different stages of Jim
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Artwork shows off the different stages of Jim Cornette's career during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015. The event served as a tribute to Cornette's accomplishments.

Ricky Morton, left, and Robert Gibson of the
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Ricky Morton, left, and Robert Gibson of the Rock & Roll Express team up for a picture during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

The
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The "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase keeps the Million Dollar Belt close by during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Pro wrestling great Ivan Koloff is all smiles
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Pro wrestling great Ivan Koloff is all smiles during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

Pro wrestling/MMA great Dan
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Pro wrestling/MMA great Dan "The Beast" Severn offers a thumbs up during the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C. on March 7, 2015.

Legendary pro wrestler Harley Race waits to greet
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Legendary pro wrestler Harley Race waits to greet fans at the Masters of Ring Entertainment event in Wilmington, N.C., on March 7, 2015.

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