Kelly Klein, the current reigning Women of Honor champion for ROH, is gone from the company and depending on how you want to interpret it, she may have actually been fired.
Klein's husband - BJ Whitmer - posted on Twitter that Klein was fired from the company via email (by COO Jeff Koff) while she is recovering from a concussion.
Now that the cat is out of the bag. Yes, my wife @RealKellyKlein was fired by @ringofhonor COO Joe Koff, via email Tuesday evening. Not a phone call, an EMAIL. Kelly is still very much suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome and was fired while still injured. https://t.co/0Otra5aq4j— BJ Whitmer (@BJ_Whitmer) November 21, 2019
ROH responded quickly to the tweet to clarify that Klein wasn't fired but was rather informed that her contract would not be renewed when it comes up for expiration at the end of the year.
"We don't generally discuss personal issues but they seem to have made it public – we didn't fire [Kelly Klein], we just notified her that we would not be renewing her contract."
Whitmer didn't hold back, calling Koff a "beady-eyed, turkey-neck lying sack of sh*t" and that "not renewing" someone's contract or 'parting ways' is the same thing as firing them."
That "man" (and I use that term loosely) is a beady-eyed, turkey-neck, lying sack of s--t. But have fun working for that horrible, rotten human being... @ringofhonor @WeAreSinclair https://t.co/fCOZ4b8BTf— BJ Whitmer (@BJ_Whitmer) November 21, 2019
Joey Mercury, a former ROH official who also recently left the promotion, decided to contribute to the story by posting the entire email that Koff sent to Klein.
In the email, it appears that perhaps the reason that ROH decided to sever ties with Klein is because of her (and her husband's) support of Mercury after he parted ways with ROH.
After departing, Mercury slammed the company for their working conditions among other things and the husband-wife pair basically agreed with him publicly.
For those with twitter and not google- SHE GOT FIRED. While concussed. For referring to someone. https://t.co/59i8DD7fSl— mercury in retrograde (@JOEYnRetrograde) November 21, 2019