What a nice guy. The big story coming out of WWE this week was the situation involving Mickie James’ belongings being sent to her in a trash bag following her release. This did not sit well with the higher ups in WWE and the company’s talent relations department was shaken up as a result. This included some major firings, and now we know a bit more about one of the people fired.
Mark Carrano, a longtime member of the talent relations department was let go over the situation. Former NXT interviewer Christy Olson, co-host of the Wrestling Inc. Daily Podcast, discussed Carrano on the most recent episode and said that she was not surprised by him being fired. Olson described Carrano as being around several of the recent talent releases and suggested that he is the person who was around to intimidate talent into thinking they could be fired at any time. There was a bit more to Carrano than that though and it is not exactly pleasant.
Several former WWE wrestlers have spoken about Carrano, with the majority of them holding a negative opinion. This includes Gail Kim saying Carrano was not a good person and Fred Rosser, formerly known as Darren Young, saying he was constantly harassed about possibly losing his job. According to Fightful Select, the attitude of over a dozen former WWE stars was unanimously in favor of Carrano being fired.
I know the WWE trolls are going to come for me, but Mark was not a good human being. I don’t think he should necessarily get blamed for this incident but I hope this karma makes him realize and wake up. Be a nice human and maybe things will change for you @TheHeaterMC https://t.co/MEIiB3Q0k4
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) April 23, 2021
I was constantly harassed by him about losing my job and I just stayed quite. https://t.co/e6dnk5u83y
— nodaysoff FRED ROSSER III (@realfredrosser) April 23, 2021
Opinion: I’m not sure what to think of this whole thing, but it seems fairly clear that Carrano was not liked backstage. Maybe this was an excuse to fire him or maybe he was the reason for the whole thing, but I’m not sure how much of a negative this is going to be for the locker room. If someone is this unpopular, it might be a good thing for them to be gone, which is certainly true for Carrano at the moment.
What will this change in WWE? How else can the company make things better? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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