Last night, NWA had to temporarily remove their NWA Powerr episode from YouTube as a racist remark from controversial commentator Jim Cornette was spotted by fans.
NWA Vice President Dave Lagana had to post an apology on Twitter on the company and Cornette’s behalf.
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.
— David Lagana (@Lagana) November 20, 2019
Following on from this, NWA has released another statement confirming that Jim Cornette has resigned from the promotion following the incident.
NWA‘s statement on the matter reads as follows:
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 was obviously wrong to say that he said during the Murdoch vs. Aldis match on last night’s episode.
However, with the show being pre-taped, you have to also question how Cornette’s remark wasn’t removed prior to the show even being uploaded to YouTube.