WWE disbanded their Japanese division and that called for even more layoffs. The company has developed trend in firing employees in recent memory, and this decision was no exception.

According to Yahoo News Japan, WWE’s decision to disband their Japanese division left over 100 more people out of work. This was blamed on “management problems” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The brief write-up, when translated from Japanese, reads as follows:

It turned out that WWE Japan GK (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), which is the Japanese subsidiary of US professional wrestling WWE, was dissolved. The government official bulletin on the 2nd announced the dissolution of the company, and it is said that all employees agreed on the 1st. Since this spring, more than 100 players and staff have been dismissed at WWE because of management problems due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, but according to the U.S. media, it is part of the organizational change due to that trend. I’m telling you. The company has managed WWE Japan performances, which have been held once or twice a year, but last year it was canceled due to the Corona disaster.


We have not heard about any specific people who were let go as part of this new business move, but over 100 more employees are out of work and off of WWE’s payroll. Hopefully, this is the last mass firing we hear of for a very long time, but WWE’s track record speaks differently.

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H Jenkins

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