Last year saw the merging of WWE and UFC into the TKO umbrella and there have been a ton of changes since then. As is the case with every major company, layoffs are simply a part of corporate life and it appears more releases are expected.

We reported that WWE laid off several long-standing employees within the organization, including the likes of Kristen Prouty, Tavia Hartley and others. Naturally, fans wondered if more cuts would happen after this.

According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there were expectations of further front office cuts this week. As of press time, no official announcements had been made, but it’s anticipated that the live events department will be impacted. UFC and WWE have merged their live events departments into one, leading to potential layoffs due to job duplication. Peter Dropick, who has served as the Executive Vice President of Event Development and Operations for UFC since 2006, will oversee the new department.

In the press release announcing the merger, Dropick was listed alongside Dana White, Paul Levesque, Lawrence Epstein, Nick Khan, and Andrew Schleimer (TKO CFO) with the responsibility of growing live events revenue for both WWE and UFC.


We will have to wait and see whether the company will end up releasing tons of employees again this week, as the promotion continues to go through lots of changes over the past month.

Do you feel all these cuts will end up benefitting WWE in the end? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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