According to a source speaking with WrestleZone, multiple live event staff members, including technical crew and show producers, have been released by WWE today after being furloughed earlier this year.
It was noted that there was hope the event staff could stay on with the company in some way, but now there’s internal concern that a lot more ‘public releases’ could still be coming. WWE’s last live event before the pandemic was on March 7 in Allentown, Pennsylvania ahead of the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
Some of the people released today were notified via email that they weren’t being brought back but the total number of employees released today is unknown. According to a report by PWInsider.com it’s believed that “over 60 staffers” were let go on Thursday as part of the WWE cuts. Most of the people let go this week were already furloughed in April or had been working in departments that are inactive due to COVID-19.
Earlier this week, a number of notable names were cut from their positions including Gerald Brisco (talent scout), Mike Rotunda and Sarah Stock (producer) and staff writer Anthony Benigno. Despite the cuts being made it’s not believed that WWE will be letting any wrestlers go at this time.