WWE started out 2024 in a huge way with massive news of Kevin Dunn’s departure. He is leaving the company after 40 years as Vince McMahon’s right-hand man in production. Now, the January 1st episode of WWE RAW is set to make history.

The January 1st episode of Day 1 WWE RAW will mark the first ever episode of WWE television without Kevin Dunn involved with the company. As Executive Producer & Chief, Global Television Distribution, he had a major hand in practically every moment of WWE television in most fans’ lifetimes.

Ringside News founder Steve Carrier tweeted out to let fans know that he has heard speculation that there could be more WWE departures following Kevin Dunn’s historic exit.

“Heard there is some speculation that with Vince McMahon seemingly being removed from the day-to-day that others may be swapped out of their positions as well.”


During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided a bit of a note about Kevin Dunn’s WWE departure. He proposed that others may leave after him, especially some that have been there for a while but also hinted it would not be immediate because the stock market would go into a frenzy.

“If Kevin Dunn is gone, does that mean other people are gone? The idea is that Paul coming in and emptying out everyone at once would not go well stock market wise. So, it’s going to be a slow process that this will happen. It will be one at a time and it will not be soon.”

As noted earlier today, WWE CEO Nick Khan also sent out a memo to everyone in WWE. He made it known that Kevin Dunn is leaving the company, while acknowledging everything he did while in his influential role.

“After 40+ years of helping to build WWE and, hands down, the best production and media unit in the entire sports and entertainment business, Kevin Dunn, will be leaving our company as of today.
Before WrestleMania 1, Kevin joined Vince at WWF.  Many of us remember a pre-WrestleMania WWF – a regional wrestling company that looked like a regional wrestling company.  Then we experienced WrestleMania 1, whether live, on closed circuit or years later elsewhere.  It was magic.  A regional wrestling company had become a global sports entertainment juggernaut.  Vince led the way, side by side with Kevin Dunn.  When many of us were kids standing in line waiting to play Pac-Man, Kevin was already on the road breaking his back to help build our company.
When you see our product now, there is nothing that comes close to its look or feel – 52 weeks a year, three to four times a week.  It is singular and truly special.  No other company can or will do that, and that is because of Kevin and our media team’s hard work, smarts and determination.
We are forever grateful to Kevin.  He will always be a part of the WWE family.
Paul and I will be having an in-person meeting with the media team at Raw in San Diego today at 12:00p PT and with our Superstars at 12:30p PT.  We look forward to seeing many of you there – and we look forward to crushing 2024 together with all of you.
Nick Khan”

There are some prospects to replace Kevin Dunn, but he wore a few hats internally in the company. This could be a very interesting time for WWE, as they set sail into 2024, and they are doing so without Kevin Dunn.

We will keep our eye on this story, and so much more in the pro wrestling world, right here at Ringside News. Keep checking back with us for more updates.

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Felix Upton

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