There they go too. Things have been changing in WWE in a big way this year and one of the biggest changes has been the releases that took place back in April. Several wrestlers were suddenly let go and sent into the free agent market, which shook things up throughout the wrestling world. There were other people affected by the changes than just the wrestlers though, as several backstage workers were furloughed. Things got even worse today.
There are so many people who are helpful to making a wrestling show work besides just the wrestlers themselves. It can help to have someone involved to serve as something like a coach for the match and to help lay things out for the wrestlers involved. That is where a veteran presence and mind can help, but some of the better backstage WWE minds are now gone.
Three backstage WWE names were released on Thursday, with two producers and a scout being released. Producers Mike Rotunda and Sarah Stock were both released, according to PWInsider and Fightful Select respectively, along with Gerald Brisco, who had been with the company for thirty six years. All three had been furloughed in April with the possibility to be brought back at some point throughout the summer. Brisco commented on his release, saying he would still be around to help talent.
Ok, want to get this out the right way. Last night I received a call from @wwe Chairman Of The board @VinceMcMahon to let me know after 36 years of dedication to @wwe i an no longer needed. I’m ok withthis. I will still be around to help talent. More info will follow. Thanks
— Gbrisco???? (@Fgbrisco) September 10, 2020
Those are some talented people leaving. Check out some of them in WWE:
Opinion: As sad as this is to see, I can’t say I’m surprised. WWE’s income has taken a hit and they are going to cut some people who aren’t doing as much for the company. Some of the people cut will likely be back, but it isn’t like there is much of a need for a lot of them at the moment. It’s a bad situation for everyone, though WWE is likely not going to come out looking all that well in the whole thing.
Which of the releases is the biggest loss? Will any of them be brought back? 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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!