Joey Styles

Gabe Sapolsky of EVOLVE Wrestling announced that the promotion has parted ways with former ECW and WWE announcer Joey Styles on Saturday night after comments made by Styles on commentary during EVOLVE 72.

Shortly before the main event, Styles made a statement involving EVOLVE ring announcer Joanna Rose in reference to a comment by Donald Trump back in 2005 that made headlines during the 2016 Presidential Election news cycle in October.

“Joanna, you look great tonight … and if our next President were here tonight he’d want to grab you by the…”

Styles stopped himself from actually finishing the word and saying he could direct said word toward Stokely Hathaway, a manager in EVOLVE.

Sapolosky took to Twitter to apologize about the comments made by Styles on the live iPPV event in Joppa, Maryland and the announced they had parted ways with him.

FloSlam, part of the FloSports Network and now partner with EVOLVE, reiterated the comments by Sapolsky issuing a similar tweet as well.

Styles has yet to officially comment as of early Sunday morning. He was let go by WWE back in August and then began working with a variety of independent wrestling promotions including EVOLVE, Beyond Wrestling and CHIKARA.