Tons of firings have been going on within WWE and it seems that no one is safe. It first started with a good chunk of superstars and then graduated to over 30+ members of different sectors of the company. It looks like Vince may be at it again…Vince McMahon ‘Fight’ For Lacey Evans Leaks.
The total number of WWE employees cut on Tuesday now totals 60 or more. The departures come down to WWE management feeling like there were a number of redundant positions across the three departments that are being merged. The merged departments are now to be led by Kevin Dunn, with help from President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan. Many people were impacted and it’s leaving even more in disbelief.
Susan Levison, who had worked as the Senior Vice President & Head of WWE Studios is now now longer with WWE. Levison had been with WWE since late March 2019.
WWE officials held a video meeting with all employees on Wednesday to address the lay-offs. The meeting was led by Khan and Chief Financial Officer Kristina Salen, and that Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon did not appear. Paul “Triple H” Levesque also did not speak.
Dunn briefly spoke at the meeting and explained that the television department, Advanced Media Group, and WWE Studios were all being consolidated under a new department called WWE Media. Dunn will oversee that department after previously leading the television department.
Khan reportedly tried to give encouraging words to employees during the meeting, but there’s only so much that people would want to be inspired by after such a cut…
The updated list of confirmed key layoffs now looks like this: former International Vice President of Communications Dan Humphreys, after close to 6 years with the company; former WWE Advanced Media Group Executive Vice President Jaylar Donlan, after more than 8 years with the company; former Senior Vice President of Production Brian Pellegatto, after just under 9 years with the company; former Executive Vice President of International Jay Rosenstock, after just under 2 years with the company; former Vice President of Media Operations Makham Nolana, after just over 2 years with the company; former Content Director James Wortman, after 11 years with the company; former Senior Vice President & Head of WWE Studios Susan Levison, after just over 2 years with the company.