Effective immediately, Jim Cornette has resigned from NWA. This is due to the following comment he made during a match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch:
“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!”
Following the highly racist comment, NWA was forced to take down the episode featuring the comment while they edited it out:
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
Nick Aldis tweeted out the following in response to the comment:
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: pic.twitter.com/42Mo5jvauJ
— What's causin' Aldis (@RealNickAldis) November 20, 2019
It has not been announced who will be taking over his role.