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JOEY RYAN DISAPPEARS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA IN WAKE OF MORE ALLEGATIONS, UPDATE ON IMPACT WRESTLING STATUS

By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-21 20:48:00

Impact Wrestling star Joey Ryan, who issued an apology this morning after allegations regarding his behavior were made online, deleted his Twitter account (which featured his apology) as well as the account for his California independent promotion Bar Wrestling this afternoon as additional allegations continued to be levied against him for alleged sexual abuse.   

One allegation, from Texas independent wrestler Roc-C, noted that Ryan was flirting with her when she was underage and then, when she was 18, allegedly pressured her to come up to his hotel room after she drove him to a hotel.  UK indy talent Jetta alleged the same.  British ring announcer Charlie also alleged wrongdoing by Ryan. 

There were additional allegations from others maintaining their anonymity with the belief among others who have spoken out against Ryan following his apology, including AEW's Joey Janela, is that even other allegations could be coming to public light.

While Impact Wrestling has not addressed the status of Ryan, the impression PWInsider.com has received from sources in the promotion is that Ryan, who had been leading the #CancelCulture group will not be returning.   There has been no official announcement from the company on the status of Ryan as of this writing.

In regard to allegations made over the last several days about the alleged improprieties of several Impact talents, including Ryan and Dave Crist, Impact Wrestling's parent company Anthem issued the following statement to PWInsider.com several days ago:

"It is a core value of the Anthem organization that we conduct our business with respect and integrity, providing a safe and secure work environment for our employees and performers.

We are following carefully the various allegations being made through social media, and are reviewing all incidents involving Impact Wrestling talent and personnel to determine an appropriate course of action.

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If you or someone you know needs assistance, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is 800-656-4673.

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