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Report: Bar Wrestling closed amid Joey Ryan sexual assault allegations


Bar Wrestling has reportedly shut down as a number of women have accused owner Joey Ryan of sexual assault and harassment.

SoCal Uncensored reported this evening that Bootleg Theater, which was the home base of Bar Wrestling, have ended their relationship with the company due to the allegations. Several people have also told the website that the promotion has ceased operations.

Additionally, the promotion’s video library is no longer available on the Highspots Network.

After initial accusations surfaced, Ryan posted a lengthy message on his Twitter account, apologizing for invading people’s personal space. After that message was posted, a number of womenposted on Twitter allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Ryan has since deactivated his Twitter account, as well as the Bar Wrestling account.

Ryan primarily works for Impact Wrestling, who have not commented on these specific allegations.

Bar Wrestling has not run any shows since March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It had been running shows in the Los Angeles area since 2017.