It’s a corporate thing. WWE is a rather large company and the biggest wrestling promotion in the world. They have their headquarters at Titan Towers in Stamford, Connecticut, which is run like any othe corporate office would be. This can make for some slightly strange issues though and now a former WWE star is explaining how serious things got for him at one point.
During an appearance on Story Time With Dutch Mantell, former WWE coach Tom Prichard told a story about wearing workout gear to WWE headquarters. Prichard said that he felt it was appropriate since he was an in-ring coach. However, former WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis said that he needed Prichard to dress more professionally. Knowing that Laurinaitis would be out of the office the following Monday, Prichard showed up in his workout clothes again. Laurinaitis even called in to check on what Prichard was wearing and threatened to fire him for not dressing appropriately, resulting in Prichard changing.
Opinion: Your tastes on corporate dress code aside, this does seem to be a bit extreme. Why a coach, whose job it is to train people in the ring, needs to dress in nicer clothes is beyond me, but those were the rules at WWE’s offices. Laurinaitis has a reputation for being a stickler about things like this though so it isn’t the biggest surprise that he would be so aggressive with something that really meant nothing in the grand scheme of things.
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