AEW have fired B.J. Whitmer following an arrest on charges of domestic violence and burglary.
Whitmer was a part of All Elite Wrestling since the beginning, joining the company from ROH in early 2019.
He worked exclusively as a road agent for the company, helping put together matches for the talent while working backstage.
However, B.J Whitmer has now been fired after some horrendous charges against him, and a $25,000 bond posted on him.
B.J Whitmer Was Arrested For Domestic Abuse and Burglary
On June 4, Whitmer was arrested in Boone County, Kentucky. He was charged with strangulation in the first degree and burglary in the second degree.
According to state law in Kentucky, strangulation in the first degree is described as one person choking another that causes an injury. As far as burglary in the second degree is concerned, this pertains to non-residential burglaries.
Whitmer posted a bond of $25,000 on June 12th and was released from jail.
As of this writing, there is no word on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. The case will need to go before a grand jury before he is indicted. There is no court date set at the time of writing.
We will update this article when more information about B.J Whitmer arrest.
AEW Fired B.J Whitmer
AEW issued the following statement about B.J Whitmer, announcing they have fired him after his arrest for domestic violence charges.
They cited his behavior as “intolerable within AEW”, and that they have “reached out to offer support to those impacted by his behavior”
You can read the full statement by AEW below;
“B.J. Whitmer has been terminated following his arrest on domestic violence charges. While talent and staff are ultimately responsible for their own personal actions, this behavior is intolerable within AEW. AEW has reached out to offer support to those impacted by his behavior.”
B.J Whitmer wrestled for Ring of Honor for many years, but hasn’t wrestled since 2017.
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