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Details On John Laurinaitis’ Resignation As WWE SVP Of Talent Operations

The official WWE website announced Monday that effective immediately, John Laurinaitis is resigning from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations after eight years of service. He will, however, remain with the company as a producer assisting talent with their matches. His resignation is legitimate and not part of any storyline.

In an indication that he was on his way out of the position, Laurinaitis was quietly removed from the WWE Corporate website’s index of Executive Officers in April.

Though WWE stated in their article that Laurinaitis was “burned out” from the position, multiple sources have stated that recent changes to the corporate infrastructure represent Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, assuming control of certain sectors of the company and re-shaping them to his liking.

Laurinaitis’ duties had been scaled back in recent years as Levesque and fellow executive Stephanie McMahon gained control over Talent Operations and creating line-ups for house shows. He had overseen the department since April 2004, when he replaced Jim Ross. He was hired as a producer after the sport entertainment organization’s acquisition of certain assets of World Championship Wrestling in March 2001.


  • SaveUs.150FPS

    Triple H burying people even outside the ring. The guy is the “Master of Burying”

  • Bill

    I’m not surprised that the reason he left is because Triple H essentially took his job from him.

  • Devil_Rising

    Jim Ross was fantastic in that position. The quality level of new WWE talent gradually went downhill as Johnny Ace took over. Of course they still had some shining stars, Kofi Kingston, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, etc.

    But Ross brought in a LOT of great talent over they years.

  • No Name Required

    To asters my earlier statement it was Davey Richards, Kyle O’Rielly, and Tony Kozina. And apparently the day before Tony Kozina thought it would be a good idea to have a shoot fight with a sixteen year old and legitimately choked him out.

  • King

    thank god took long enough to get rid of this prick

  • No Name Required

    So are you guys not even going to report on the three ROH guys that threatened an Indy promoter to pay them up front then left before their match while the promoter was headed to the ring? It was Davey Richards and his tag partner and someone else. I just saw another video updating the situation where the promoter tells the crowd it wasn’t an angle he seems really pissed. I just figured people would want to know that instead of reminding people their was an off-color Kobe Bryant joke.

  • SYM

    People Power We COMIN FOR YOU NIGA!