IMPACT Wrestling has issued a statement confirming the terminations of Dave Crist and Joey Ryan effective immediately. The company has also suspended Michael Elgin pending further review of allegations against him.
IMPACT Wrestling confirms that it has terminated its contracts with Dave Crist and Joey Ryan, effective immediately. In addition, it has suspended Michael Elgin pending further review of allegations of misconduct.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment had issued a statement on Friday stating that they were reviewing all allegations against their performers.
Joey Ryan later issued a statement on his social media apologizing, but he later deleted his social media accounts. Ryan’s Bar Wrestling promotion also shutdown after losing its venue.
Crist and Elgin have not responded to any of the allegations. Elgin was scheduled to take part in a five-way intergender match for the IMPACT World Championship at Slammiversary.
This is the latest development in the fallout of the Speaking Out movement, which has seen many wrestlers and fans come forward with stories of abuse brought on by other wrestlers and promoters.
We will continue to follow this story as more becomes available.