NWA vice president David Lagana issued both an apology and an updated version of NWA Power Tuesday night after an offensive comment made by Jim Cornette on commentary.
During a non-title match between NWA World Champion Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch, Cornette said of Murdoch that he was the only man he has ever known that “could strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and drive a motor scooter across Ethiopia.”
Lagana issued a brief statement on Twitter that read, “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.”
The NWA re-uploaded a new version of their seventh episode without the comment shortly thereafter. As of this writing, Cornette has not addressed any of this on social media.
This isn’t the first time Cornette, who trended on Twitter following news of the comment, has used that reference as noted by WrestleCrap’s Art O’Donnell.