Professional wrestling is not immune from the social justice poison that is circulating throughout our culture, and legendary manager Jim Cornette has learned that the hard way.
Cornette was forced to resign on Wednesday from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) for making an innocuous joke during a live broadcast on Tuesday. This shows how the wrestling industry has changed vastly since its heyday of controversial gimmicks and storylines, succumbing to politically correct norms like virtually everything else.
“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,” the NWA said in a statement.
“To ensure that such an error can never happen again, we’ve established new procedures of review for all NWA programming going forward,” they added. “We sincerely regret our failure in this regard.”
While Cornette was giving color commentary on a broadcast of NWA Power during a match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch (two Caucasian performers), he made a joking comment about one of the competitor’s toughness. This is the comment that has him in such hot water.
“He’s the only man I’ve ever known that can strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and ride a motor scooter across Ethiopia,” Cornette said.
This set off a social media witch hunt that immediately attached a racist connotation to Cornette’s harmless joke. He plans to talk about the incident during the next episode of his podcast tomorrow.
“Morning everybody! Heard any good jokes lately? This coming Friday’s Jim Cornette Experience (wherever you find your favorite podcasts) is liable to be a good one if you like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity,” Cornette wrote in a tweet.
The clip can be seen in its full context here:
— "Wholesome" Baby Billy Hawkins (@CeeHawk) November 19, 2019
The digital lynch mob celebrated on Twitter that they had taken Cornette’s scalp.
Jim Cornette the TV character is a bigot.
Jim Cornette the man is also a bigot.
— Erick Rowan Atkinson (@JaimsVanDerBeek) November 20, 2019
It’s 2019. Get Jim Cornette and his racist, homophobic ass the fuck out of pro wrestling. I don’t give a shit if he’s done a lot for it that was a thousand years ago. Put him in a god damn retirement home now.
— ɴᴀᴅɪɴᴇ (@rexkwondox) November 20, 2019
Jim Cornette’s racist blip on NWA Powerr not only existing but also making it past editing is a lot less shocking when you remember Billy “Social Justice Movements are the KKK” Corgan owns the company.
— 🕸 🦇 Sadie Gibbs Alliance 🦇🕸 (@uikqe) November 20, 2019
Here's the shittiest part: @TheJimCornette is not a bad talker. Quite the opposite.
Which means, he could have chosen literally any other way to make the same point.
Nope. He chose, very deliberately, to say what he said.
Fucking trash. Pro wrestling's better off without him.
— A.J. Kirsch (@AJKirsch) November 20, 2019
Ironically, Cornette has been a huge critic of right-wing politics and President Donald Trump for many years. He regularly goes into tirades against the Republican Party and criticizes wrestling fans on social media who support the President.
Wouldn't you know who supports the asshole? Billionaire Shad Khan donated $1 million to @POTUS Pigface's inauguration in 2016 and "supports his economic policies". Just wanted everyone to know who they're dealing with. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) October 13, 2019
People should be bringing politics into everything until Trump is in prison & the world is safe again.
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) October 13, 2019
Now that he has become a victim of left-wing cancel culture, perhaps Cornette will finally reconsider his liberal beliefs.
Cheater Lance Armstrong’s Store Forbids Sale of Bicycles to Austin Police Department
He’s a real moral authority.
A bicycle store in Austin, Texas owned by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong announced it would no longer sell bikes to the Austin Police Department, taking offense at the way that the city’s police department had treated the Black Lives Matter movement during recent protests in the city.
“It was a staff-wide store decision,” said general manager Will Black. “It’s something we discussed for a pretty good length of time to make sure we were all on the same page and doing the right thing. All of us were uncomfortable with what’s going on. It’s all the people who work at the bike shop.”
Mellow Johnny’s is owned by Tour de France champion(a title since revoked) Lance Armstrong. While the business appears willing to castigate its local police department for supposed abuses, its entire public image and incentive structure is based upon the legacy of a man who took performance-enhancing drugs to secure an undue advantage for his own competitive gain.
The company announced it would no longer provide bikes to the Austin police in a tweet earlier this week.
— mellowjohnnys (@mellowjohnnys) August 6, 2020
Mellow Johnny’s states in the announcement that they still expect the police to protect them from alleged threats the business has been receiving.
Mellow Johnny’s has adopted a marketing technique of pandering to cultural liberals before, trying to insulate the business from any transactions with companies that sell and manufacture firearms.
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