Following its report of its second quarter earnings, WWE was in a precarious position in which it had to release a number of its employees. Because the second quarter earnings report was poor, largely due to the little increase in WWE Network subscribers, WWE had to save face in the stock market.
WWE would achieve this by undergoing a staff reduction process, which reportedly ended in 55 people losing their jobs. Part of the 55 employees included its magazine department, which was entirely shut down.
According to PWInsider, as part of these ongoing budget cuts by WWE, it has let go somewhere between 3 to 5 of its writers on the creative team. In addition to these writers being let go, the company reportedly released its Senior Vice President of Creative, Edward Feldmann. He worked directly under Triple H, and had other television writing experience on shows like “Law & Order.”
Now, rumors are circulating from WrestlingNewsWorld.com that one of the writers who were let go was Kevin Eck, who had been with WWE since 2011. Prior to joining the company, Eck wrote for The Baltimore Sun. Additionally, Eck was reportedly present at TNA’s latest tapings in New York City.
While it’s purely rumor, Eck’s departure would be somewhat shocking. It appears Feldmann may have been someone who didn’t have a plethora of knowledge of the product, similar to the “Raw” head writer who bit the dust.