AEW has released three roster members: Jimmy Havoc, Bea Priestley and Sadie Gibbs, confirmed by Dave Meltzer.
Confirmed by Dave Meltzer, AEW main roster talents Jimmy Havoc, Sadie Gibbs, and Bea Priestley have all been released from their contracts with the company.
Following their AEW releases, at this time, no specific reasons have been provided on part of the company or the former members of AEW.
As seen below, following the initial allegations during the height of the #SpeakingOut movement on Twitter, AEW backed Havoc as he entered a rehabilitation facility for treatment and counseling in an effort to overcome his mental health and substance abuse issues.
We wish Jimmy Havoc all the best as he receives treatment and counseling in an effort to overcome the mental health and substance abuse challenges in his life. pic.twitter.com/mh0hudsPuW
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 19, 2020
In addition to their well wishes in the AEW's released statement on June 19th, they also noted that they would evaluate his status in the company after he completed rehab. The 36-year-old born James Mcahren was accused of rape, abusive behavior, and assault as part of the #SpeakingOut movement and in their previous statement, AEW said they were aware of the allegations.
The 24-year-old Priestley originally turning down a WWE contract, made her debut for AEW at the Fight for the Fallen event in July 2019. She would go on to work eight matches, the last of which took place in March, and even teased becoming a contender for the AEW Women's World Championship. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for her to travel to the states, and she's been out of action ever since.
The 28-year-old Gibbs had three matches in AEW dating back to August 31 of 2019 and none in 2020. Her last appearance was in a tag match on the October 30th Dark. Gibbs had the least experience of the three, making her in-ring debut in 2017. She worked in the battle royal at the start of the 2019 All Out pay-per-view and worked in two dark matches, but has not competed in any promotion in 2020. She was the first to acknowledge her departure on social media.
My journey it’s been one hell of a ride, I never expect it to get easier I just expect my core values and perception to evolve and for me always to find #GRACE within moving forwards. #UNDEFINABLE
Thankyou so much @TonyKhan @AEWrestling for giving me a chance of a life time 🙏🏼
— Sadie Gibbs (@TheSadiegibbs) August 13, 2020