BJ Whitmer Terminated By AEW Following Arrest

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All Elite Wrestling has announced that Producer BJ Whitmer has been terminated following his arrest.

BJ Whitmer was arrested on Sunday, June 4th by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Boone County, Kentucky. Witmer was charged with strangulation in the first degree and burglary in the second degree.

Strangulation is a Class C felony in Kentucky and carries a penalty of 5-10 years in Kentucky. The burglary charge is described as “knowingly entering or remaining in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime.” It is also potentially punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

It has been reported by PWinsider that Whitmer was released on a $25,000 bond on Monday, June 12th.

AEW issued the following statement following Whitmer’s arrest:

“BJ 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.”

The PWInsider story on the incident notes that when AEW learned about Whitmer’s incarceration and the charges laid against him, they decided to release Whitmer from the company.

BJ Whitmer was a Coach/Producer in AEW since the company formed in 2019 and was a Judge for ROH Pure Wrestling matches as well.

Prior to working for AEW, Whitmer worked for Ring of Honor going back to 2003 when he was a wrestler and then he transitioned into a backstage role. Whitmer retired as a wrestler in 2017 due to neck and back issues.