WWE fired over 100 people on Friday last week, and they were all non-talent employees. That’s not to say WWE won’t make cuts to their roster, but Friday was about trimming costs elsewhere. It was sad that so many people lost their jobs, but that doesn’t mean everyone was liked.
We previously reported that a few certain divisions within WWE were hit really hard with the releases. Departments such as podcasting, WWE Network, and analytics were hit really hard by the releases.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Jamie Horowitz, who was Vice President of Development and Digital, was not very well liked within WWE. The company’s CEO, Nick Khan, brought him on board, and it seems that he wasn’t too popular with staff.
“Jamie Horowitz was let go. He was the biggest name, he was one of Nick Khan’s first major hires off of DAZN when Nick Khan was stripping DAZN.”
“There was a lot of negativity when he was hired, a lot of women employees, because of his rep from ESPN, were not happy.”
“And he wasn’t really well liked in WWE from what I understand anyway. But he was a major exec there.”
We can only hope that everyone who lost their jobs with WWE on Friday will be able to land on their feet. This was a sudden decision by WWE, but it was also one a lot of people saw coming, because mergers are usually followed by cuts.
Ringside News will continue covering this story, and so many more in the pro wrestling world. You never know what can happen next, and that includes their business dealings.
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