Backstage Chaos & Confusion At WWE Backlash

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WWE fired Paul Heyman from his executive director role of WWE Raw. The changes are still on-going in the company. This created a perfect storm as the company prepares for Backlash.

Ringside News has learned that the current reporting structure was already in place prior to Heyman’s firing. Those backstage were told that there will be “a new reporting structure,” but it won’t be set up by Monday or Tuesday “at the latest.” This new system is supposed to be “streamlined.”

Everything got in order and then as soon as Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman had their meeting, the new structure and procedures were announced backstage.

People are concerned within the company. It was told to us that “there is more confusion […] and a lot of uncertainty” than anything else. The entire situation was also described as “incredibly stressful.”

We previously exclusively reported that WWE reshuffled a lot of stories. Writers were given different angles that were possibly on-going.

Additionally, it was told to us that some writers aren’t 100% sure which brand they are on. They are told different things by higher ups while access to Vince McMahon appears to be “monitored hard” by Bruce Prichard.

The rhetorical question was also posed to us asking “shouldn’t a new, streamlined system be easy to figure out for us involved right away?” It seems like they have a lot of work to do before things are running smoothly backstage.

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