Michael Elgin Will Not Appear On Future IMPACT Wrestling Programming

Following Joey Ryan and Dave Crist's releases...

Over the past 12 days, brave men and women have shared their stories of surviving abuse in the British professional wrestling scene and beyond through #SpeakingOut.

Multiple stories included members of the IMPACT Wrestling roster including Michael Elgin. Independent Wrestler Kaitlin Diemond said Elgin sent her unsolicited pictures of his genitals in 2016.

Elgin was subsequently suspended by IMPACT while they reviewed the allegations of misconduct, and the promotion has since announced the former IWGP Intercontinental Champion will not appear on any future programming. 

IMPACT issued the following statement: "IMPACT Wrestling has announced that Michael Elgin will not be appearing in any further IMPACT Wrestling programming."

Elgin later wrote on Instagram: "I appreciate the time and opportunities given to me with Impact. That locker room, the film crew and all the company officials were a pleasure to be associated with. I hope that in time things get sorted.

"For now I have to look at the bright side, I have more time to spend with my son and reclaim time that has been missed."

What this means for the main event of Slammiversary 2020 remains to be seen. Elgin was scheduled to compete in a Five-Way match for the IMPACT World Championship against Tessa Blanchard, Trey, Ace Austin and Eddie Edwards. IMPACT Wrestling also fired Tessa Blanchard on Thursday, however, leaving only Austin, Edwards and Trey currently in the match. 



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