Following a now-deleted offensive comment on NWA Power, Jim Cornette has resigned from the NWA effective immediately.
The company made the following announcement Wednesday morning:
“Effective immediately: Jim Cornette has resigned from the National Wrestling Alliance. As an announcer on the November 19th edition of NWA Power, Jim made remarks during a singles match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch that were both offensive and do not meet the high standards of decency and good faith of the National Wrestling Alliance.
To ensure that such an error can never happen again, we’ve established new procedures of review for all NWA programming going forward.
We sincerely regret our failure in this regard.”
During the Aldis-Murdoch match, Cornette said Murdoch was the only man he has ever known that “could strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and drive a motor scooter across Ethiopia.” David Lagana released an apology and took down the episode temporarily before uploading a new version with the comment edited out.
After silence last night, Cornette tweeted Wednesday morning:
Morning everybody! Heard any good jokes lately?
This coming Friday’s Jim Cornette Experience (wherever you find your favorite podcasts) is liable to be a good one if you like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity.
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) November 20, 2019