WWE fans have been thinking more than usual about security recently. In the wake of the November 22 Raw fan attack on Seth Rollins, performer security became a major topic of discussion. We now know that a long-time WWE security employee has been let go.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted the news. It may be a coincidence, but Scott Ayock was let go last week by the company. He had been with WWE for 17 years.
“Scott Aycock, who has worked security for WWE since 2004, was let go this past week. There is no word whether he was booked for Raw last week and the Rollins incident had something to do with this”
We may never know more about the circumstances surrounding the release of Scott Ayock. It might have had nothing to do with the Rollins incident. Then again, it could have been a direct cause.
Until sources confirm the reason for Ayock’s departure, anything fans hear is merely speculation. This could be anything from a cost-cutting move to a retirement. WWE has obviously been letting go a lot of wrestlers, but the releases have frequently included front office staff, as well.
24-year-old Elisah Spencer attacked Rollins during a live broadcast of Monday Night Raw as Rollins made his entrance. It was later discovered that Spencer was the victim of a catfishing scam by a person pretending to be the WWE superstar. He has since apologized for the assault.
Do you think this release had anything to do with the fan attack on Seth Rollins? Let us know in the comments!