Chris Jericho was sad to see Bea Priestley and Sadie Gibbs lose their jobs with All Elite Wrestling, but credits Tony Khan with doing all he can to keep as many roster members employed during these uncertain times.
Earlier this week, AEW released Jimmy Havoc, Bea Priestley, and Sadie Gibbs. Both Gibbs and Bea commented on their release via Twitter and let it be known that they were let go from the promotion due to travel issues as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
On his most recent Saturday Night Special Q&A session, Chris Jericho commented on the release of Gibbs and Priestley and had nothing but glowing comments for both women. He would admit that Sadie Gibbs needed a little bit more training and revealed that she was even planning on moving to Atlanta, Georgia prior to the pandemic.
“I hate to see anybody lose their jobs and I like both of them. I think they're both really good. Bea is really good and then Sadie has great potential. She needs more experience, which she knows, and I think she was about ready to move to Atlanta even but then the freaking pandemic hit, and those girls got stuck. I think Bea lives in Japan but also England or whatever and same with Sadie.”
Continuing on, Chris Jericho would praise AEW President Tony Khan for doing everything he can to continue employing as many foreign roster members as possible despite the uncertain conditions with travel in the modern world.
“I give Tony Khan credit for continuing to keep as many people on the roster from Europe as he did. I mean there's a lot of people from Europe that he's still paying and unfortunately, Bea and Sadie were let go,” Chris continued. “I would have to think, as long as they keep working and keep honing their craft, that when all of this goes away and they're allowed to travel again, who knows? It could be six months from now. You know, paying somebody and you can't even use them if you wanted to. So, I love them both. They’re both great people and hopefully, they will be back in AEW again soon.”
As for Jimmy Havoc, he was recently admitted to rehab after having allegations of rape and sexual abuse brought against him. Tony Khan commented on AEW helping Jimmy enter rehab and mentioned that he wasn't going to turn down a request for help at such a time. You can read his full comments at this link.
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