Michael Elgin releases video addressing allegations of abuse...
Published July 2 2020 By Andre Corbeil of wrestlingwithwrestling.com
Michael Elgin was recently implicated in several #SpeakingOut stories, and there are also past allegations of inappropriate behavior. Impact Wrestling recently suspended him pending a review of the allegations. A few days later, Impact Wrestling announced that he will not appear on future programming.
It was strange phrasing, because they didn’t outright terminate him like they did with Joey Ryan and Dave Crist. Elgin addressed these allegations in a 10 minute video: He says that victims of abuse should speak out and seek justice.
Elgin then goes on to deny all of the allegations against him, ranging from sexual assault, to sending unwanted pictures of his genitals, to urinating on someone in the shower, to calling someone fat. Regardless of whether or not you accept what Elgin has to say in the video, it sounds like he’s not happy with pro wrestling right now and plans to spend more time with his son.
Michael Elgin. He most recently worked for Impact Wrestling. He is best known for his work with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former NEVER Openweight Champion. In NJPW, he was also a one-time IWGP Intercontinental and a one-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion. He is also known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a one-time ROH World Champion. He has also worked for the Southern California-based company Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he is a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Brian Cage.
Michael Elgin debuted in late 2004 using his ring name Michael Elgin, and by the age of 16, he was a regular on the independent circuit. He has competed for promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, World League Wrestling, Alpha-1 Wrestling, and the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, where he won the IWA Mid-South Strong Style Championship in 2008. Elgin first appeared for Ring of Honor in 2007.
He started competing regularly in 2010 as part of the House of Truth, and signed a contract with the company in 2011. That November, Elgin won the 2011 Survival of the Fittest tournament. In 2015, Elgin won the 2015 Survival of the Fittest tournament and became the first wrestler to win the tournament twice. In 2015, Elgin made his debut for NJPW, signing a contract with the promotion the following year.
After three years with the promotion, Elgin left New Japan Pro Wrestling in March 2019 and signed with Impact Wrestling the following month. #Michael Elgin, Wrestlingwithwrestling, #ImpactWrestling, #SpeakingOut, #MikeElgin #SpeakingOut, #Wrestling #Speaking #Out https://youtu.be/zpFJPkfvukQ