That’s one back. One of the biggest stories of the year so far has been WWE releasing and/or furloughing dozens of wrestlers and employees on April 15. That is the kind of massive roster purges that you never see and yet it happened just over two months ago. One of the silver lining for the producers included was the fact that they were only furloughed instead of released, meaning they could be back someday. That is the case for a single name, but not for the expected reason.
Producers offer a valuable service to WWE as they are able to help set up the matches on any given event. A trainer is someone with a lot of experience inside the ring and knows how to assist wrestlers in getting the point that the company wants across in any match or segment. That can make a trainer very valuable, and it is good to see another one of them getting a chance again.
According to PWInsider.com, WWE has re-hired Pat Buck as an agent and he worked this week’s Monday Night Raw and SmackDown tapings. Buck was one of the producers furloughed in April after originally being hired by the company in August 2019. The re-hiring may be due to another unnamed wrestling company being interested in hiring Buck as a producer. At the moment, it is not clear if any other of the released producers have been re-hired, though the expected furlough end date is July 1.
Buck has a big history on the independent circuit. Check out what he can show the other wrestlers:
Opinion: That’s very good to hear as it was not clear when anyone was going to be re-hired out of the entire bunch. I know it isn’t the best news in the world but one person getting their job back is better than none. Buck is a newer voice in the company and maybe he can offer a fresh perspective on the in-ring product. Now just get the rest of them re-hired and things will be in a better place overall.
What do you know about Buck? Which producers should WWE rehire? Let us know in the comments below.
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