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By Mike Johnson on 2016-11-12 22:53:00

Joey Styles, who had been working with EVOLVE since he was let go by WWE, is apparently done with the promotion after he made a remark in regard to ring announcer Joanna Rose, noting that President-Elect Donald Trump "would like to grab her by the...."  and then turned to Stokely Hathaway and said, "Speaking of the word I didn't use, that brings me to you..."

EVOLVE's Gabe Sapolsky quickly and publicly announced Styles was fired and done with the company:

We are told the line will be edited off the iPPV replay.

We have reached out to Joey Styles but have not heard back, but did hear from those backstage that Styles was apologizing to everyone in the back before he left the show.  We can confirm that the line was not something scripted ahead of time by EVOLVE and appears to have been something Styles said off the cuff in an attempt to make fun of Donald Trump, only to have it backfire, badly, on him.

For those who have asked me if this was some sort of work, I don't suspect EVOLVE was going to potentially hurt their working relationship with WWE or their new big money contract with Flosports in order to slip in a quick crude remark based on an announcer.  

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