Impact Wrestling has issued a statement to announce that they have terminated two of their wrestlers who have been accused of misconduct as people continue to come out during the #SpeakingOut movement. Another wrestler has been suspended, pending further review of allegations.
Impact Wrestling’s statement is below:
“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”
Joey Ryan has been accused by over a dozen people of inappropriate conduct.
Elgin is being accused of sending unsolicited explicit photos to independent wrestler Katlin Diemond.
Who wants to see Mike Elgins dick pic? I still have the convo, unwanted photo, and emails he tried to send me under a fake name in 2016. @JordynneGrace tried to help me bring this to light when his first scandal came out but the wrestling media didn't care #SpeakingOut
— Kaitlin Diemond (@kaitlindiemond) June 19, 2020
Crist was accused of sexually assaulting his former girlfriend, Hannah Horror, an artist from Cincinnati.
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TW: SEXUAL ABUSE / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE . In the last few hours I’ve watched countless other brave people come forward about abuse within the wrestling industry. . This is my story. . If you or anyone you love is experiencing abuse please text 741-741 to speak with a crisis councilor. . #speakingout