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Laurinatis’ new role will start immediately; he will officially serve as General Manager, Talent, and report to WWE Executive Vice President of Operations Brad Blum. Laurinaitis first stepped into the role in 2004, replacing Jim Ross, and held the position until he stepped down in 2012. “Johnny Ace” has since been working in WWE as a producer/road agent. In addition to his backstage and administrative roles, Laurinaitis served as an on-air General Manager personality from 2011-12 that promoted People Power.
F4W also explained that the talent relations department is being split into talent management and talent branding, the latter of which would essentially function as a talent agency to book outside appearances and projects for WWE Superstars.
WrestleMania tickets are finally going on-sale. How will WWE pull off a challenging two-night show that is anticipated to be the biggest wrestling show of all time? AEW fans are still reeling from the up-in-smoke ending of this past Sunday’s Revolution pay-per-view with an Exploding Barbwire Deathmatch main event. How did this production issue affect the fan’s perspective of the event? What are the massive announcements coming this week from WWE NXT?
Kevin Kellam chats with former WWE live event producer Jay Cabrera about the feeling behind the curtain during this critical time of year in the wrestling world.