Jim Cornette was subject to controversy after he allegedly told a ring announcer to kill himself for not wearing a bow tie for his ring duties. Cornette took to Twitter to clarify his comments to a fan online.
Good, write it down & shove it up your ass so it’s always close to you. You & the disheveled-looking hobo bum ring announcer are the most sensitive butthurt people I’ve ever seen. And the quote was “He should be hung in the parking lot for dressing that way.” Get it straight.
Good, write it down & shove it up your ass so it's always close to you.
You & the disheveled-looking hobo bum ring announcer are the most sensitive butthurt people I've ever seen.
And the quote was "He should be hung in the parking lot for dressing that way." Get it straight.
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) October 29, 2019
Now, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) has issued a statement on behalf of Vice President David Lagana to address the situation. The NWA notes Cornette has been dealt with internally, but will remain on his position as a color commentator for NWA Powerrr:
Over the last few days, a situation was brought to our attention in regard to comments made by Jim Cornette that have been taken as making light on the subject of suicide.
We’ve addressed the situation internally with Mr. Cornette and made it clear that any comments in regards to this subject, joking or serious, are not endorsed by Lightning One and the National Wrestling Alliance.
Mr. Cornette understands the seriousness of this situation and with that he will remain the color commentator for NWA Powerrr.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention are very important to the NWA President Billy Corgan and myself. If you’re ever needing help or need to speak with someone: The National Suicide Prevention Life Line is 1-800-273-8255 or online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
VP / Lightning One & National Wrestling Alliance.