WWE cut a ton of employees from their payroll this week. Fans will only know the names of a handful of those people, but they experienced cuts across the board.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE’s live events division was “gutted.” It stands to reason without any live events going on those employees were working without anything to do.
WWE made massive cuts across every division, not just limited to on-air performers. In particular, the live event division was gutted since there will likely be no live events for some time to come.
The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully level off eventually, but it will be a long time until that happens. It might not be safe to hold live events again until September, if not longer for some events.
Pro wrestling is a very interesting thing and has been an X factor throughout this entire situation. When other industries shut down, pro wrestling has been able to think outside the box and carry on. You’d think more fans would be watching considering all the other options available right now.
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