The National Wrestling Alliance issued a press release this morning announcing the resignation of Jim Cornette as commentator of NWA Powerrr.
The resignation comes in the wake of an inappropriate comment Cornette made on the air during episode seven of NWA Powerrr on YouTube. Even though the show was taped in months ago, the comment was not removed until viewers complained about it. NWA quickly took the episode down, removed the comment, and uploaded it again.
The NWA announced they have “established new procedures of review for all NWA programming going forward.” They apologized for failing to catch this before it made air.
It should be noted that Cornette himself has not apologized for the comment and instead directed people to listen to his upcoming podcast on Friday for those who “like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity.”
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
You can view the entire press release below:
JIM CORNETTE RESIGNS FROM THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE
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.