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Joey Styles comments on his EVOLVE departure



As noted, Joey Styles was fired from EVOLVE for comments he made to Joanna Rose during Saturday night’s EVOLVE 72 show. Styles said, “Joanna, you look great tonight…and if our next President were here tonight he’d want to grab you by the…”

Styles issues an open letter to PWInsider in which he explained what happened. Styles said that “panicked on camera” during the live broadcast of the show and was caught off guard when he found out that he was doing a promo with Stokley Hathaway at ringside and not in the ring with Rose. Styles pointed out that he ad-libbed by telling a bad joke. He went straight to Gabe Sapolsky and apologized to him. Styles told him to publicly fire him to protect Sapolsky.

Styles then and went apologized to Rose, Jeremy Botter from FloSlam and the wrestlers in the EVOLVE locker room. He mentioned that none of them were upset with what he said on the live broadcast, but it didn’t matter if they were upset because he defined Sapolsky, who said before the show to not make any political related comments. Styles said that Sapolsky was justifiably furious at him after the event.

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“I’d like to thank FloSlam for editing out the segment from the EVOLVE 72 replay on FloSlam so fans can enjoy the historic event forever without it being marred,” Styles said.