This is a bit different. There have been a lot of departures from WWE this year and most of them have been for the same reason. WWE has cut all kinds of wrestlers and backstage workers over the course of the year, with no reason to believe that they are done just yet. It can be rather sad to see so many people losing their jobs, but one of the recent departures might not have been the same.

According to Fightful Select, Sonjay Dutt has left his position as a backstage producer for WWE. There is no word on why he has departed the company, though is reporting that Dutt gave his notice and left the company rather than being fired or released. A former Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion, Dutt began working backstage for WWE in 2019 but was furloughed during the Coronavirus pandemic, coming back in December 2020. There is no word on what Dutt has planned going forward. He has not wrestled a match since December 2017.

Dutt had quite the in-ring career. Check out some of his better moments:


Sonjay Dutt vs Zema Ion: FULL MATCH (TNA No Surrender 2012) | IMPACT Wrestling Full Matches

Jay Lethal vs Sonjay Dutt: LADDER OF LOVE MATCH (TNA No Surrender 2008) | IMPACT Full Matches

Opinion: This is an interesting one, but it very well could be as simple as Dutt finding something else he wanted to do more than work for WWE. Maybe he has a chance to work for another promotion or he is going to be doing something completely outside of wrestling. Either way, Dutt was a talented guy in Impact Wrestling and it would make sense for WWE to bring him in, even if it did not last long term.

What did you think of Dutt? Who would make for a good WWE producer? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

Keep up with the LATEST WRESTLING RUMORS! Click here to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter, delivered right to your inbox.


  • NXT Live Coverage And Results – June 29, 2021

    Live Coverage
  • RUMOR KILLER On Huge WWE Backstage Change

  • Vince McMahon Personally Scouting WWE Talent

  • Former WWE World Champion Open To Returning

  • REVIEW: WrestleReunion VI: The Stars Are Out

  • VIDEO: Wrestling Match Serves As Gender Reveal

  • Samoa Joe Opens Up On Return To NXT, New Responsibilities

  • Another Star Set For Money In The Bank Ladder Match

  • WWE RUMOR: Note On WWE’s Final Weeks In The ThunderDome

  • Important Update On Damian Priest’s WWE Status