MLW ring announcer Mark Adam Haggerty is gone from the promotion following texts showing inappropriate exchanges between himself and an underage minor.
The company announced the release in a short statement on Twitter. A number of other independent promotions have followed.
A wrestler by the name of Sully Banger shared text messages allegedly between Haggerty and an underage person.
“Here are inappropriate exchanges between Mark Haggerty and a 15 year old child,” Banger wrote. “The kid and their parents have consented to this being shared, but will remain anonymous. The kid has said they TOLD mark they were 15, and mentioned being a freshman in high school more than once.”
“When confronted initially Mark stated that he blocked the individual the second he found out their age, but the kid was the one to block him after (so that was a lie),” Banger continued. “This is inappropriate, Mark is in a position of power and holds a very high status in this business.”
The texts show Haggerty using explicit language in the exchanges.
Over the last week, Twitter users have been using the hashtag #SpeakingOut to tell stories of verbal abuse, harassment and sexual assault in professional wrestling.