The top 10 wrestling stories of 2020, continued #2

Jan 1, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

#SPEAKINGOUT MOVEMENT BRINGS CHANGES

Speaking of independent wrestling, no one was ready when the #SpeakingOut movement hit in June as countless women came forward to accuse dozens of indie wrestling stars of sexual abuse and harassment. The movement led to many getting fired, promotions closing, and lawsuits filed.

While most of the individuals affected were independent wrestlers, there were a few casualties as well from WWE, Impact Wrestling and AEW, most notably Matt Riddle, Michael Elgin, Sammy Guevara, Jimmy Havoc, and Velveteen Dream.

But perhaps the biggest loser of the whole #SpeakingOut movement was Joey Ryan, whose dick-flipping tactics were apparently more frequent outside than inside the ring. Ryan was accused by many women of inappropriate behavior and that led to Ryan filing many lawsuits to protect himself. Ryan was also fired from Impact Wrestling due to all the accusations.

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