An update shines some light on WWE’s workforce reduction.
On September 12, WWE’s deal with Endeavor closed, so the company officially merged with UFC to form TKO. On September 15, WWE started making moves to reduce their workforce, as Jamie Horowitz, Catherine Newman, and others departed the company.
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Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that the WWE Network and Podcasting divisions have been hit with departures, but specific details are unclear.
In another report, Johnson also wrote that WWE’s marketing division was “hit hard”. Specifically, Kimberly Kirkegard, Brand Director and Saverio Brighina, Affiliate Marketing Manager, departed the company. Additionally, the live events department had multiple departures.
Fightful will provide more information as it becomes available.
Amanda Bloom, former Director Of Enterprise Master Data and Governance, comments on leaving WWE. More information is available here.
Fightful will monitor the situation and provide information as it becomes available.
Ari Emanuel and Mark Shapiro recently commented on Endeavor’s deal with WWE becoming official. Check out their comments here.