It would appear that Joey Ryan is trying to get back in the wrestling business.
A new listing for an event called “Wrestling For Women’s Charity” on March 20 is currently advertising Joey Ryan as one of the wrestlers involved; Ryan’s photo was also included in the poster. Upon further review, it would appear that Ryan used his own Bar Wrestling promotion to set up the event, but used a new Wrestling For Women’s Charity-related email as the contact information.
Since the event was announced, many performers have called out Ryan’s inclusion and AEW’s Tony Khan has also publicly announced he won’t allow any AEW talent to be associated with the event. AEW’s Brian Cage and Sonny Kiss were featured on the poster; other notable names include IMPACT’s Trey Miguel, Davey Boy Smith Jr, JTG and 2 Cold Scorpio.
Joey Ryan was accused of sexual assault by multiple women during the Speaking Out movement last summer, and has not wrestled since June when he was still part of the IMPACT Wrestling roster. IMPACT fired him after the allegations against him were made online; he has since brought multiple lawsuits against the promotion for wrongful termination and against many of his accusers, claiming he didn’t assault them.
If Joey Ryan is there, my people won’t be there. I’ll gladly donate to the charity though.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) March 2, 2021