In a follow-up to Jim Cornette’s resignation from NWA, apparently he was on probation for a while. Cornette had already received several strikes from management and was walking on thin ice. It’s being said that no one knew of Cornette’s probation — possibly not even him. He had made some enemies within the company being so outspoken and controversial. Some people wanted to distance the company from him. Although there’s a debate between whether Cornette’s comments should be viewed as racist or not, most believe the comment was made it poor taste. This isn’t the first time he’s used that exact same phrase but it went under the radar before.
Cornette is promising to address the situation on his weekly podcast The Cornette Experience this Friday. You can listen to the show on any program you use to get your podcasts. A fan on Twitter asked WWE to put Cornette on their Backstage talk show to discuss the “controversy,” but both Paige and Renee Young turned down the offer quickly.
Below is NWA’s official announcement of Jim Cornette’s resignation:
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.
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