Joey Mercury was released from Ring of Honor earlier this week after working for the company behind the scenes as a producer since mid-2018.
The former WWE star started a new Twitter account (@JoeyNRetrograde) to reveal all of his issues with the company and general manager Greg Gilleland that ultimately led to his departure.
Cageside Seats has detailed several of the issues addressed by Mercury as follows:
– Lack of security at events. It’s implied the situation in California between Bully Ray, Velvet Sky and a fan developed the way it did because there was no ROH-provided security at the show.
– Lack of medical staff at shows. Mercury discusses the recent issue where Jay Lethal broke his arm in England, saying Gilleland wasn’t present and there was no priority placed on getting Lethal taken care of, noting that Marty Scurll had to order an Uber to get talent to their hotel.
– In another incident, Mercury, Brody King & Bandido reset Flip Gordon’s dislocated elbow in lieu of trained medical professionals. He also says Alex Shelley (who was contracted as a performer only but who is a certified trainer) helped wrestlers with physical issues.
– Having no concussion protocol, which may have led to the company allowing Kelly Klein to work in South Africa with a brain injury.
– Poor communication and shady dealings with talent around contracts, with not telling Shane Taylor he might soon be unemployed and undervaluing Bandido being discussed.
WOH Champion Kelly Klein and BJ Whitmer have also taken to Twitter to confirm points made by Mercury regarding the concussion protocol:
Ask the company to see this protocol. I bet they can’t produce it, because it doesn’t exist. Maybe @ChrisNowinski1 can help with this and ask @ringofhonor and GM Greg Gilleland to produce this concussion protocol they claim to have… https://t.co/uq12IGloOo
— BJ Whitmer (@BJ_Whitmer) November 2, 2019
I’m scared I will get in trouble for saying something in public about it.
But the reports I’ve seen are wrong.
He is the best coach I ever had. I partly stayed there so I could keep learning from him. He looked out for us and he tried to make it better.
— Kelly Klein (@RealKellyKlein) November 1, 2019
Mercury has also revealed an email from Klein, in which she discusses details of her contract and how she couldn’t get paid $24K/year because that would mean every other female in the company would have to make the same amount.
— mercury in retrograde (@JOEYnRetrograde) November 2, 2019
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