The #SpeakingOut movement continues to force changes within the wrestling world and on Tuesday, Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) announced the release of two wrestlers in Julian Pace and Jay Skillet following their own investigation into accusations against the duo from students from the wXw Academy. They have also halted their wXw Shotgun programming as they work to edit out the two performers from future episodes already taped. In a press release issued they stated:
In light of wXw Wrestling Academy students stepping forward Julian Pace and Jay Skillet will no longer be part of wXw and the wXw Wrestling Academy.
We have six more episodes of wXw Shotgun 2020 filmed and produced. Both wrestlers have (bigger) roles during the series, one of them is part of three more matches and of the main storyline. We cannot feature either of them with a good conscience anymore.
We thus will be suspending the weekly release of the upcoming episodes of Shotgun effective immediately. We will edit all episodes accordingly and take out any segments/matches involving either of wrestlers.
All remaining six episodes of Shotgun will be released in shorter, edited form in July. New release dates will be decided on once we have had time to digest this situation.
Julian Pace began with the company in 2016, a product of the Academy, and was part of the tag team VollGasteren with Leon van Gasteren. In June of 2017, he won the wXw Academy Trophy Championship. Jay Skillet is a 10-year veteran, debuting in 2010, and has been with the company since 2013. Skillet is a 4x wXw World Tag Team Champion, with reigns alongside Jason Hendrix in The Wanderers, Jonathan Gresham in RockSkillet, and Francis Kaspin in Jay FK. He was the current reigning tag team champion with Absolute Andy in Jay-AA.
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