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Jim Cornette resigns from NWA following racist comment

The NWA ‘sincerely regrets our failure in this regard.’

Jim Cornette has resigned from his position as commentator for the National Wrestling Alliance, the promotion announced today.

The statement reads:

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.

Jim Cornette’s racist joke made the final cut of last night’s episode of NWA Powerrr despite being taped and edited well in advance.

Cornette has not directly addressed the incident as of yet, but teased on Twitter that the next episode of his podcast will be “a good one if you like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity.”

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