– Ring of Honor has reportedly fired Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein. Klein’s husband BJ Whitmer posted to Twitter to confirm that ROH COO Joe Koff fired Klein on Tuesday evening via email. Whitmer noted that Klein is still suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome; you can see his post below, as well as the original post by Joey Mercury in which he shared the email.
Klein allowed Joey Mercury to release emails between her and ROH General Manager Greg Gilleland at the beginning of the month which shows that she was making $24,000 a year and suggested all female talent in the company had to be paid the same amount. She also confirmed that ROH does not have a current concussion protocol in place and said that she “didnt bring issues up publicly before. I was afraid for my job and the jobs of my colleagues. I dont want to take away their place of work. I want to make their place of work better and safer.”
In the email as shared by Mercury, Koff says:
“The company is firm that pursuant to your contract, section 15 — you have breached out existing agreement sharing confidential documents with another contractor [assumedly Mercury], who used the material to defame and slander the company and one of its key officers, Greg Gilleland. You also used your social media presence to help this contractor’s twitter account gain traction, and to validate his claims, which further your involvement in these actions. This was painful to watch.”
ROH has yet to comment on the story.
How dare she!?!? The nerve. Thats what you get, @RealKellyKlein – hey I wonder who else you sent that nice email to? What if Tomorrows Summit was actually the resignation of GG & JK!?!? If it isnt- Im more than prepared to get LOUD & specific. Talent deserve this treatment. pic.twitter.com/RY2hPdfyX0
— mercury in retrograde (@JOEYnRetrograde) November 21, 2019
Now that the cat is out of the bag. Yes, my wife @RealKellyKlein was fired by @ringofhonor COO Joe Koff, via email Tuesday evening. Not a phone call, an EMAIL. Kelly is still very much suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome and was fired while still injured. https://t.co/0Otra5aq4j
— BJ Whitmer (@BJ_Whitmer) November 21, 2019