The merging of WWE and UFC to form TKO Group Holdings led to significant names departing WWE in a major layoff spree. However, on-air talents haven’t been released.
It has been noted the merger between UFC and WWE has been completed which ended Vince McMahon’s historic era. Endeavor and WWE made the announcement that the deal has closed leading to the formation of TKO Group Holdings.
PW Insider reports that WWE fired over 100 employees. This went down on the Friday after WWE and UFC’s merger into TKO Holdings Group was finalized. Previously, the outlet reported that they have not heard about any talent being released today. It appears that the layoffs today are only on a corporate level. Over 40 employees, maybe more than 50, lost their job with WWE.
Dana Warrior had been a part of WWE and she had a role in the WWE creative team. She left that role and found a place elsewhere. It has come to light that she has been released.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Jamie Horowitz, who was Vice President of Development and Digital, was not very well liked within WWE. The company’s CEO, Nick Khan, brought him on board, and it seems that he wasn’t too popular with staff.