A month after it was announced that he signed a multi-year deal with MLW, Saieve Al Sabah asked and was given his release from the company.
Earlier today, Sabah announced on Twitter that he is no longer with the company after asking for his release. Al Sabah was the newest member of Injustice, joining Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver on the June 4 episode of MLW Pulp Fusion.
I Have Asked For And Have Been Granted My Release From @MLW . Happy “Independence” Day.— Saieve Al Sabah (@XthDay) July 4, 2020
According to Andrew Thompson of Post Wrestling, Al Sabah has been voicing his displeasure with MLW Chief Operating Officer Jared St. Laurent and his prior connection to Chasyn Rance, who has been registered as a sex offender since 2014.
M S L Needs To Be Out The Business. Isn’t He Tied To @TeamVisionDojo— Saieve Al Sabah (@XthDay) July 2, 2020
Thompson then reached out to St. Laurent, who said he hasn't been affiliated with either Rance or Team Vision Dojo in years. St. Laurent added that Al Sabah was upset about a royalty check from a t-shirt sale that was only $5, but noted that he wasn't the one who gave Al Sabah that money and that he didn't know Al Sabah had a shirt due to his contract with MLW still not running.
POST Wrestling posted an update to this story on July 10.
UPDATE – July 10th, 2020: The original article contained an inference of serious nature by Saieve Al Sabah against Jared St. Laurent. After speaking multiple times with St. Laurent, who was adamant the allegation was false and unfounded, author Andrew Thompson sought additional clarification from Al Sabah. Al Sabah’s response, when asked if he stood by his original allegation, did not meet POST Wrestling’s criteria for publishing.
The author stands by the reporting in this article, but acknowledges that Al Sabah’s inference regarding what was alleged against Jared St. Laurent is not deemed to be credible.
At the request of St. Laurent, the allegation has been deleted from this story.
It should be noted St. Laurent also contacted Fightful to make this request. After conferring with the original author and POST Wrestling, we've decided to follow the lead of the source of the story.
St. Laurent added that all of his 2020 dealings with Al Sabah were pleasant and that Al Sabah appeared to have been apologetic after negotiations between him and MLW fell through in 2018. St. Laurent added that Al Sabah was telling people that he was going to get him fired.
Going back to the connection with Rance and Team Vision Dojo St. Laurent claimed he cut business ties with Rance and the school a decade ago Rance's legal issues were public, but would check in with the students at the school throughout the years to see how they were doing.
In an update to this story, Chasyn Rance sent an email to Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, noting that St. Laurent was booking at Team Vision’s ‘I BELIEVE’ promotion until May 2018
“The last show MSL booked for BELIEVE was May 4, 2018. He started being too busy with MLW and distancing himself from I Believe Court’s request. I did for years try to distance my name and stop wrestling for a bit but that only made the internet calm down but made business slow down. When I wrestle on shows, business has gone up. It’s been an issue for the past 10 years. MSL did not book the June 1, 2018 card. I gave him my thoughts and he said good. He did not come to book anymore shows which was fine. I had a nice handle on things. He had quit previously at one point after my issues but came back when I brought business up and he didn’t have much going on. That was the NJPW/CEO deal 2 years ago. Last year with AEW/CEO, MSL was not booking. I didn’t quite get things pulled from me. I finally got an answer that it was best to lay low. I was in the area promoting and getting my 20 tickets to my students and assistants for that event,” said Rance's email.
Alex Pourteau, the founder of the Pro Wrestling 2.0. Academy, reached out to Andrew Thompson to say that Samantha Fiddler, the missing person who was in a relationship with Teddy Hart at the time of her disappearance in November 2016, only trained at the school through the summer of 2016.
The Enlighten Mine Eyes investigation site has up a missing person poster for Samantha Fiddler. A representative of the website would say that Samantha's family has not given up hope that she will be found one day but they also would not disclose information on where she was last seen.
Fightful will keep you updated on this matter.