AEW Producer BJ Whitmer has been terminated by All Elite Wrestling (AEW) after being arrested on domestic violence charges. The incident occurred on the evening of June 4, when Whitmer was apprehended by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Boone County, Kentucky.
Whitmer faces charges of strangulation in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. Strangulation in the first degree involves choking another person and causing injury during the process. Burglary in the second degree pertains to non-residential burglaries.
Following his arrest, a bond amount of $25,000 was set, and Whitmer was bound to a Grand Jury. However, he was released on June 12, 2023, with the comments in the file indicating ‘FINAL RELEASE.’
AEW promptly issued a statement regarding the matter, expressing their stance on the incident: “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.”
BJ Whitmer gained recognition for his time in Ring of Honor, where he held the Tag Team Championship four times. He joined AEW in 2019, contributing in a backstage capacity and earning credit from individuals like Anna Jay for his assistance with the Women’s Division.
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