Fired AEW Name Had Backstage Heat Prior To Firing

Fired AEW Name Had Backstage Heat Prior To Firing AEW

AEW producer BJ Whitmer was fired by the company earlier this week after being arrested on charges of domestic violence.

Just minutes after his arrest was made public, AEW severed ties with Whitmer, taking to Twitter to post the following statement:

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.

In an update from Fightful Select (subscription required), Whitmer may have been on thin ice in the company even prior to his arrest.

Fightful has noted that Whitmer already had backstage heat in the company stemming from how he had produced a recent match.

It was reported yesterday that former WWE producer Jimmy Jacobs had been hired by the company this past weekend.

Whitmer was arrested on June 4 and charged with first degree strangulation and second degree burglary.

Whitmer had a bond of $25,000 and was released from incarceration on June 12.

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4 months ago by Connel Rumsey



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