By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The National Wrestling Alliance issued the following statement to announce that Jim Cornette has resigned from his role as the color commentator for the company.
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.
Powell’s POV: I assume that Cornette will continue to appear on the shows that are already in the can, as it would be awfully difficult to scrub him from those episodes. Given the fan reaction to the Cornette comment, it felt like the two sides needed to go separate ways. For those who missed the comment (as I did while covering the show live), Cornette stated that Trevor Murdoch is such a bad man that he could drive through Ethiopia with a bucket of fried chicken strapped to his back. The NWA pulled the show and replaced it with an edited version. There’s no indication yet as to who will replace Cornette as the color commentator for the NWA Into The Fire pay-per-view on December 14 or the two days of Powerrr tapings that will follow.