The NWA issued the following announcement this 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.
The remark Jim made was that Trevor Murdoch is the only guy he knows who is tough enough to ride through Ethiopia on a motorcycle with a bucket of fried chicken strapped to his back.
The episode was pulled from YouTube after outrage on Twitter. It has since been re-uploaded with the offending remark edited out, and you can watch the broadcast below.
Patriot’s Position: Hate to see this as Cornette has been great on commentary on NWA Powerrr and his presence has helped the show greatly as a bridge between the old NWA and the new NWA.
It’s also a joke, even if a poor one, that Cornette has used several times since the 1980s. The only difference of course is that it’s 2019 and now people are perpetually offended and whining on Twitter about everything someone says or does that hurts their feelings. In the past, the comment would’ve been laughed off or most likely ignored by most people, and today it gives outrage culture something to rally behind with screams of racism.