As noted, Joey Styles was fired from EVOLVE for comments he made to Joanna Rose during the live broadcast of Saturday night’s EVOLVE 72 event. CHIKARA founder Mike Quackenbush announced in a blog that was posted on CHIKARA’s official website that the promotion has severed their relationship with Styles.
“Effective today, we are terminating our relationship with Joey Styles,” Quackenbush wrote. “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.”
You can read the full blog here.