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Impact releases Ryan & Crist; suspends Elgin

In a short and to-the-point statement posted to their website tonight (June 23), Impact Wrestling announced roster moves for the three members of their roster who’ve been accused of various degrees of sexual misconduct as part of the #SpeakingOut movement.

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.

Crist and Ryan have both been accused by multiple women of abuse. The newest allegation against Elgin deals with unwanted sexual advances, and his behavior has been called into question in the past, as well.

Elgin and Ryan were prominently featured on Impact as the show built toward its July Slammiversary PPV. The company has not addressed how appearances they’ve already taped will be handled in light of these roster moves.

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