Jim Cornette is gone from his role as an announcer for NWA.
Less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Cornette uttered offensive remarks during a match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch on the November 19 episode of NWA Powerrr, the NWA announced that Cornette has resigned from the promotion.
The NWA posted the following statement on its official website confirming the news:
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.
The original episode that streamed on NWA's YouTube page was taken out and an edited version that took out Cornette's comments was uploaded a couple of hours after the show first premiered. NWA Vice President David Lagana wrote on Twitter immediately after the show ended apologizing and regretting the comments being aired. A clip floating across social media, which can be seen below, showed Cornette saying the following.
"Trevor Murdoch is the only man that I've ever known that can strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and ride a motor scooter across Ethiopia," Cornette said on Powerrr.
This isn't the first time the NWA has had to comment on offensive language Cornette has said. A few weeks back, Lagana released a statement on Cornette's off-color comments about suicide on social media and that the situation was addressed internally.