Kevin Dunn’s replacement was announced as Lee Fitting, and while some are hoping that he will be a good fit, others in the company are apparently not happy. This has led to some issues
WWE revealed on Tuesday that Lee Fitting has been appointed as Head of Media and Production, and succeeding Kevin Dunn will be no easy task. Dunn was the long-serving head of production who recently parted ways with the company.
PW Insider reports that the hiring of Lee Fitting as Dunn’s replacement has caused a stir within the production and TV departments. Some expressed discontent with an “outsider” assuming a leadership role, while concerns lingered about potential changes and the prospect of Fitting bringing in external personnel, potentially affecting WWE staff.
Others have reportedly adopted a wait-and-see approach, and there were individuals disappointed by the decision not to promote from within, citing Executive Vice President of Television Chris Kaiser and lighting/set director Jason Robinson as worthy internal candidates.
Kevin Dunn was known for being one of Vince McMahon’s most trusted and influential figures behind the scenes. He gave notice of his departure, effective from the beginning of 2024. Over the past year, Dunn’s influence had diminished with McMahon relinquishing control, leading to his decision to leave as he wished to maintain the production style he was accustomed to. Dunn’s departure was driven by a sense of disrespect and his identification as a “Vince McMahon Guy.”
Endeavor is changing a lot, and that included bringing in Kevin Dunn’s replacement, which will really shake up how things are done. We will have to see if any of Fitting’s outside influence from ESPN makes its way onto WWE programming.
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