CHIKARA and Beyond Wrestling also announce they are parting ways with Joey Styles, Sapolsky comments

Joey Styles

Beyond Wrestling and CHIKARA announced on Monday that they would also be parting ways with former ECW and WWE announcer Joey Styles.

These announcements come just a few days after EVOLVE’s Gabe Sapolsky announced that the promotion would be parting ways with Styles after comments he made on commentary on Friday night during a live iPPV broadcast of EVOLVE 72.

Styles issued a lengthy open letter to on Monday afternoon apologizing for his remarks and revealing in detail his apology to Sapolsky. He has since removed any mentions of EVOLVE, CHIKARA and Beyond Wrestling from his Twitter account bio.

CHIKARA’s Mike Quackenbush issued blog announcing the departure of Styles, with a portion of the blog noting that the promotion would now be instituting a “zero tolerance policy” going forward regarding forms of speech (written or verbal).

“Effective today, we are terminating our relationship with Joey Styles. Effective today, we are instituting a zero tolerance policy for misogynistic, racist, and/or homophobic speech, written or verbal, whether it’s directed toward our cast, our crew, or our patrons. This is the shape of CHIKARA.”

Beyond Wrestling issued this tweet regarding Styles.

Sapolsky also issued further tweets regarding Styles.

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