It just keeps going. The Coronavirus has had a huge impact up and down the wrestling world and that is going to be the case for a long time to come. WWE is no exception, despite being the biggest wrestling promotion in the world. The company has all kinds of resources, but they do not have unlimited funds. Sometimes they need to make some changes, which was the case this week.
According to PWInsider.com, several WWE executives were let go from the company on Tuesday, with the digital department, which oversees the WWE Network, seeing the most losses. A majority of the remaining staffers will now report to Kevin Dunn in the television department as some of the departments are consolidated. Some of the bigger names gone include:
• Jaylar Dolan, Executive Vice President of the Advanced Media Group, with the company eight years
• Brian Pellegatto, Executive Vice President of Production, with the company nine years
• James Wortman, Content Director, with the company eleven years
• Adam Kirshner – Manager – Media & Metadata Operations, with the company fifteen years
This isn’t something I expected to say today or on any day, but I am no longer with WWE after 11 years.
Thank you to all of the friends I’ve made during that time and to the talented people I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
It’s not goodbye, it’s “see you down the road.” pic.twitter.com/0PdU4VWKFt
— James Wortman (@JamesWortman) May 25, 2021
As of today I am no longer with WWE. I’ve had a tremendous career and had the honor to build the greatest team. From first ever dotcom intern to a leader I’ve seen and done it all. I am truly looking forward to giving this same 110% and then some where ever I land.
— Adam Kirshner (@AKirshner123) May 25, 2021
WWE has had a lot of executives over the years. Check out some of the ones who have been around in a different role:
Opinion: This is a heck of a shakeup and it is always sad to see people losing their jobs like these people. If nothing else, after seeing the company have so much success, it is rather jarring to see so many people let go. I do however get the idea that sometimes there are just too many departments and things can be done more efficiently. That seems to be the case here, and while it is awful for the people involved, it does make sense from WWE’s side as well.
What does this mean for WWE? Will it help things in the long run? 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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