Following the release of a number of WWE Superstars more personnel have now also left the company.
On November 4th WWE embarked on another round of talent cuts with numerous main roster and NXT Superstars leaving the company. It has now been reported that change is also happening behind the scenes.
According to a report from Fightful Select, four office staff have also been let go. However, it is said that there cuts aren’t an effort to reduce numbers and there will be a series of new hires and promotions.
You can find a list of those leaving the company below.
- Laura Petrucelli – Vice President of Branding who had been with the company for over nine years
- John Stamatis – SVP of Global Marketing and Sales Strategy for more than four years
- Laura Todd – Vice President of Partnership Marketing, joined WWE over 14 years ago
- Mike Giacco – Worked in the Talent Sales & Global Partnerships department
The latest round of releases by WWE have seen a mixture of established stars and developing talents leave the company.
From NXT the likes of Oney Lorcan, Trey Baxter and Franky Monet were let go. While Lorcan has been established as a part of NXT for an extended period, Monet, also known as Taya Valkyrie, only wrestled on the brand six times.
With regard to the main roster, the biggest names to exit the company are undoubtedly Keith Lee, Karrion Kross and Nia Jax. Both Lee and Kross had been unable to carry the success from their time on NXT onto Monday Night Raw leaving them sliding down the card. Both men had recently seen their characters and presentation altered in a bid to spark some momentum.
Keith Lee’s partner Mia Yim has also been released while Scarlett has followed her partner Karrion Kross out of the company. Scarlett had featured alongside Kross throughout his time on NXT, before disappearing from television as he arrived on the main roster.
Nia Jax had been with WWE since 2014. After appearing on NXT, Jax moved to the main roster two years later. During her time with the company Jax won the Raw Women’s Championship once, and the Women’s Tag Team Championship twice.
In total WWE have released 72 Superstars in 2021.