Jim Cornette Joins NWA TV Commentary. Nigel McGuinness Off 205Live Commentary

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Jim Cornette Joins NWA TV Commentary. Nigel McGuinness Off 205Live Commentary

Post by cero2k » Sep 12th, '19, 14:34


Jim Cornette will be part of the NWA's new studio wrestling series.

The NWA released a video today announcing that Cornette will be doing color commentary at their television tapings in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1:

Cornette will be working alongside Joe Galli on the commentary team. Galli is the lead commentator and host for the series. Cornette and Galli were both also part of the commentary team for the NWA's 70th Anniversary Show last October and the Crockett Cup this April.

Cornette's last scheduled commitment with MLW was in July.

The September 30 and October 1 events are the NWA's first TV tapings of the Billy Corgan era. They're taking place at GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) Studios in Atlanta. When and where the tapings will be airing hasn't been announced.

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis (w/ Kamille), NWA National Champion James Storm, NWA Women's World Champion Allysin Kay, Eli Drake, and Ricky Starks were the first wrestlers announced for the NWA tapings. Colt Cabana has also been added, and Thomas Latimer & Royce Isaacs have since won the NWA Tag Team titles from ROH's PCO & Brody King.


With NXT going live, WWE has made a change to the 205 Live commentary team.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Nigel McGuinness will no longer be doing commentary for 205 Live. NXT wrestler Dio Maddin took McGuinness' place starting with this week's 205 Live episode and was announced as the newest member of the broadcast team. He'll be working alongside Vic Joseph and Aiden English.

Joseph and English congratulated and thanked McGuinness. Mauro Ranallo, McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix are the commentary team for NXT.

Maddin (real name Brennan Williams) is a former NFL offensive lineman. After being trained by Booker T, he signed with WWE in 2016. He's been wrestling on NXT house shows since then and got his WWE name earlier this year.

NXT will begin airing live on Wednesdays next week (September 18). For the first two episodes, the first hour of the show will be live on USA Network and the second hour will be live on WWE Network. NXT will then move to airing live on USA Network for the full two hours starting on October 2.

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Re: Jim Cornette Joins NWA TV Commentary. Nigel McGuinness Off 205Live Commentary

Post by Big Red Machine » Sep 12th, '19, 17:54

So he's been in WWE for THREE YEARS and hasn't even made it to NXT TV? And that's AFTER being trained by Booker? No wonder they've got him in commentary.
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