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When any company is looking to sell, there will be cuts as they look to trim up its financials to make the business more profitable to make it more appealing to potential buyers.

WWE decided to release a bunch of people on Friday, the first firing spree since Triple H took over main roster creative last July. This is also just a few weeks after Vince McMahon’s WWE return as the executive chairman of the Board of Directors to explore the possibility of a sale. 

Adam Hopkins was fired from WWE this week after 25 years with the company, a shocking departure as he was president of communications for the company.

Fightful Select reports that the cuts were discussed backstage at Friday’s SmackDown.

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“The WWE office cuts were a big topic of conversation backstage. Several were very surprised that longtime WWE PR employee Adam Hopkins was gone,” the report noted.

It’s still unclear which departments received the most significant cuts.

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