AEW Producer fired by the company after being arrested on domestic violence charges

It was reported on Monday night that AEW Producer B.J. Whitmer was arrested on the evening of June 4th 2023 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Boone County, Kentucky. Whitmer has been charged with strangulation in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. A bond amount of $25,000 was set and Whitmer was released from police custody on June 12th, 2023.

AEW issued the following statement…

B.J. Whitmer has been terminated following his arrest on domestic violence charges. While talent and staff are ultimately responsible for their own personal actions, this behavior is intolerable within AEW. AEW has reached out to offer support to those impacted by his behavior.

Whitmer spent several years as a wrestler and was perhaps best known for his time in Ring of Honor as a four-time tag team champion.