UPDATE: Ring of Honor has issued the following statement to Wrestlezone about Klein’s status:
We normally dont discuss these matters but since it seems to have been made public – We did not fire Kelly but we did notify her that we would not be re-signing her when her current agreement expires. She is still under contract through the end of the year.
Ring Of Honor has fired Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein.
In a leaked email posted by former ROH employee Joey Mercury, it was revealed that the company said Klein had “breached our existing agreement by sharing confidential documents and emails with another contractor, who used the material to defame and slander the company and one of its key officers, Greg Gilleland. You also used your social media presence to help this contractor’s Twitter account gain traction, and to validate his claims, which further your involvement in these actions.” As a result, they have terminated their “existing agreement” and are enacting a six-month non-compete clause.
Klein’s husband, former ROH and current AEW employee BJ Whitmer, confirmed the validity of the email. “Yes, my wife was fired by Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff, via email Tuesday evening,” he wrote. “Not a phone call, an email. Kelly is still very much suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome and was fired while still injured.”
Klein has also commented on the firing on her Twitter account.
This is so sad. I guess it’s all about the bottom line. But I’m no one’s bottom line.
Time to open the gate… https://t.co/5jXOsw6mdk
— Kelly Klein (@RealKellyKlein) November 21, 2019
Wrestlezone has reached out to Ring of Honor for comment and will update the post should we receive anything.