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NWA Faces Backlash After A Remark From Jim Cornette On Commentary (Video)

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 20, 1993) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Burlington Civic Center in Burlington, Vermont and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1993’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. The Smoking Gunns v. Phil Apollo & Mike Bell

2. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Scott Taylor

3. Owen Hart vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

4. Well Dunn vs. PJ Walker & Dennis Diamond

5. Bret Hart vs. IRS

• NWA Faces Backlash After A Remark From Jim Cornette On Commentary (Video)

It looks like a remark from Jim Cornette might have put the NWA in trouble.

During a match between NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch, 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:

        
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