In light of the Speaking Out movement and dozens of sexual assault, abuse, misconduct allegations that have come out, many Independent promotions have put out statements expressing their sorrow for booking wrestlers who have been accused and their mission to help improve wrestling.
Pete Dunne's Attack Pro Wrestling company put out a statement saying the promotion will be on an indefinite hiatus and that they will no longer work with individuals who have been accused.
Sami Callihan's Wrestling Revolver issued a statement cutting ties with Dave Crist, Joey Ryan, and Andy Dalton.
Our staff and fans are our family. We love you guy. We encourage you to let us know if you ever feel unsafe. Our top priority will always be making @PWRevolver a safe environment for everyone.— The Wrestling REVOLVER (@PWRevolver) June 23, 2020
wXw released the following statement:
JULIAN PACE & JAY SKILLET NO LONGER WITH wXw / SHOTGUN 2020 RELEASE SUSPENDED
In light of wXw Wrestling Academy students stepping forward Julian Pace and Jay Skillet will no longer be part of wXw and the wXw Wrestling Academy.
We have six more episodes of wXw Shotgun 2020 filmed and produced. Both wrestlers have (bigger) roles during the series, one of them is part of three more matches and of the main storyline. We cannot feature either of them with a good conscience anymore.
We thus will be suspending the weekly release of the upcoming episodes of Shotgun effective immediately. We will edit all episodes accordingly and take out any segments/matches involving either of wrestlers.
All remaining six episodes of Shotgun will be released in shorter, edited form in July. New release dates will be decided on once we have had time to digest this situation.
Riptide Wrestling announced an indefinite hiatus.
// INDEFINITE HIATUS // pic.twitter.com/xtGS3kxL7t— -------------- ------------------ (@RIPTIDEwres) June 23, 2020
ECCW gave the following statement saying they have removed wrestlers from their roster due to allegations against them but didn't clarify which wrestlers have been removed. John Pollock of POST Wrestling reached out to Jeff Duncan, the former co-owner of the promotion and he gave the following statement: "I am no longer involved with ECCW. While I deny the allegations, I understand this course of action is best for the company."
NYWC suspended and cut ties with Bull James.
In response to the recent allegations against Bull James NYWC management has decided to suspend and remove Bull James indefinitely without pay as the Head Trainer of the NYWC Training Academy, and as a NYWC in-ring talent and booker of Outlaw Wrestling. pic.twitter.com/Vw8qCzXaDe— NYWC (@NYWCWRESTLING) June 25, 2020
Maverick Wrestling issued the following statement.
A statement from Maverick Wrestling. pic.twitter.com/Zf6DJQhuYE— Maverick Wrestling (@MavProWrestling) June 23, 2020
IPW: UK released the following statement:
Statement in photos rather than link pic.twitter.com/Ss55uepeWH— International Pro Wrestling (@IPWUK) June 25, 2020
Fightful will continue to update fans on the story as more is known.