Impact releases statement announcing termination of Crist and Ryan, Elgin suspended pending review of allegations

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist (Twitter: @SR_Torch)

Michael Elgin (art credit Matt Charlton & Sam Gardiner © PWTorch)

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Impact sent a press release to PWTorch tonight announcing that the company had terminated the contracts of Joey Ryan and Dave Crist effective immediately.

Ryan has been accused by multiple female wrestlers on Twitter of sexual assault and gross misconduct. He deleted his Twitter account after issuing and an apology where he blamed his “Rock N’ Roll” lifestyle as an independent wrestler for his behavior, but denied the more serious allegations made by female performers against him.

Crist was accused on Twitter of sending unsolicted lewd pictures of himself to a wrestler named Ziggy Haim.

Last week, Elgin was accused by wrestler Kaitlin Diemond  on Twitter of sending unsolicited lewd pictures of himself to her. Impact has decided to suspend Elgin pending a further review of the allegations from Diemond. She claimed that Elgin sent the pictures to her under a fake name.

You can read Impact’s full statement issued to PWTorch 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.

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