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Jim Cornette Resigns From NWA After Controversy, Cornette Reacts

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It was broadcasted LIVE from the Coliseum in Macon, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1995’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. Scott Norton vs. Shark

2. Eddie Guerrero vs. Brian Pillman

3. Road Warrior Hawk vs. Big Bubba Rogers

4. WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Sting vs. Hulk Hogan

• Jim Cornette Resigns From NWA After Controversy, Cornette Reacts

During a match between NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch on this week’s episode of NWA Powerrr, Jim Cornette said the following on commentary:

“Trevor Murdoch is the only person who can strap a bucket of fried chicken to his back and ride a motor scooter across Ethiopia. Trevor Murdoch can take care of himself!”

You can hear it in the video below:

NWA Vice President David Lagana issued the following statement regarding this on Twitter:

“On tonight’s episode of NWA Powerr airing on November 19th 2019, one of our talents made comments which some viewers found offensive. We deeply regret the error and apologize.

We have temporarily taken the program down while we correct this error.”

NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis issued the following statement:

“I’m sorry for the inappropriate remarks and am glad to see they have been promptly edited out. I hope this is the first and last time an episode of #NWAPowerrr is overshadowed by something like this.

My two cents:

This is no way speaking on behalf of the NWA, I am absolutely speaking for myself: I thought the comment was in poor taste and unnecessary. I totally understand why it caused many to be upset. It was a lack of judgment or sensitivity.

I have worked really hard along with many others on this team to make this brand mean something again and this is not how I want NWA to be trending.”

This episode of NWA Powerrr has been edited and uploaded back to NWA’s YouTube channel.

You can watch the full episode below:

NWA has announced that Cornette has resigned with the promotion and issued the following statement:

“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.”

Cornette tweeted the following regarding this:

        
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