WWE is always going through changes, and that’s not likely to stop any time soon. Naturally, this will often lead to some very interesting conversations backstage. WWE decided to release bunch of people from their headquarters office today, and this marked the first time such a firing spree went down since Tripe H took control of the company’s creative direction. Of course, with Vince McMahon’s WWE return, and the looming thoughts of a company sale, there is a lot going on.

Adam Hopkins was fired from WWE this week after 25 years with the company. He was president of communications for the company, and many were surprised to see him go. He was also Triple H guy, someone who was close with The Game as they worked together many times over the years.

Ringside News exclusively reported a very interesting theory about Adam Hopkins’ WWE release. The idea is that WWE might have wanted to get his severance package out of the way this quarter.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE’s latest round of firings was a huge topic of conversation backstage at SmackDown.


The WWE office cuts were a big topic of conversation backstage. Several were very surprised that longtime WWE PR employee Adam Hopkins was gone.

We are still waiting for a list of people who lost their jobs. No official word has come through which departments received the biggest cuts. Obviously, it’s never good when someone loses their jobs, but these were office workers and not WWE talent. So, it is possible that fans will never know every name that the company cut this week.

We’ll have to see what’s next for WWE, but this is certainly another sign that they are inching closer to a sale.

What’s your take on this round of WWE firings? Sound off in the comments!

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