An independent show, titled Wrestling 4 Womens Charity, was
canceled yesterday after it was revealed that Joey Ryans
Bar Wrestling promotion is behind it and AEW President Tony
Khan threatened to pull all his talent from it after it was
pointed out that Bar Wrestling was the contact for the
The show was scheduled to take place on March 20 in
Knoxville, Tennessee, featuring several indie wrestlers as
well as those from AEW and Impact Wrestling including Sonny
Kiss, Brian Cage, Trey Miguel, and others.
After being alerted about it, Tony Khan said that if Joey
Ryan was going to be there, there would be no AEW
involvement but would still donate money to the charity.
Several fans then pointed out to Khan that the charity had a
shady background as well and everything fell from there.
FITE TVs Chief Marketing Officer Kim Hurwitz also came out
on Twitter saying that the company would not be airing the
event after it was alleged that the charity show was airing
on their platform.
After all the commotion, the Wrestling 4 Womens Charity
Twitter account issued the following statement, saying, We
apologize for riling everyone up. It is clear that were in
over our heads. Well say that everybody booked was fully
aware of all details including going through AEWs 3rd party
booking system for talent. Rather than put talent in a tough
situation, weve canceled the show.
The Twitter account was also swiftly deleted.
Joey Ryan remains an outcast in the world of professional
wrestling after several women accused him of sexual assault
and inappropriate behavior during the #SpeakingOut movement
last June. No charges have been filed against him and Ryan
continues to deny the allegations.