Longtime WWE Employee Departs Company

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A 13-year veteran of WWE quietly left the company recently.

Nick Mafredini was part of the writing team for over a decade, working on both Raw and SmackDown.

According to Fightful Select, Manfredini left the company earlier this year, but it is unknown if he left of his own accord or was let go.

Manfredini reportedly worked closely with Bray Wyatt and was heavily involved in both the creation and creative direction of the Firefly Fun House segments which have recently returned along with Wyatt himself.

While he is said to have shied away from taking credit for himself, Wyatt often put him over to others backstage for his work.

Fightful noted that the departure is unrelated to Wyatt taking time off in recent weeks as it happened well before this period.

Bray Wyatt has been missing from WWE in recent weeks

Wyatt’s status was the subject of concern when he missed a scheduled appearance at a live event in Madison Square Garden on March 12th.

The Eater Of Worlds hasn’t wrestled since February 26th when he defeated LA Knight at a live event in Rockford, Illinois with his most recent live on-screen appearance coming on the February 17th edition of SmackDown.

This is despite him seemingly heading into a match at WrestleMania against Bobby Lashley in less than three weeks’ time. The star has retained a presence on TV taunting the All-Mighty in a series of pre-taped segments and vignettes.

On a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided an update on the star, saying the match is still on for WrestleMania.

“From what I understand, the match is still on for WrestleMania, and he should be back very soon.

“That’s pretty much all I can say – there is something to it, but I’m not at liberty to discuss it. As far as I know, everything I’ve been told is that it’s not a creative issue or anything like that.” (H/T WrestleTalk)