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REPORT: Release of WWE SmackDown creative team member not COVID-19 related

News broke on Friday night that WWE Creative team member Chris DeJoseph was released by the company.

Some people were caught off guard by this release as he had just returned to the company in December 2019. At the time of the news, there were not many details as to why he was released.

That has changed. Pwinsider.com reports that his departure was sudden as DeJoseph was at WWE’s TV tapings earlier this week. What’s interesting is that he had just received a promotion within the last week or so. It was added that the release is not due to any of the current COVID-19-related cutbacks within the company.

Before he received the promotion, he had been working as a Lead Writer and Producer for Friday Night Smackdown. Dave Meltzer was the first to report the news.

As noted, DeJoseph had previously worked for WWE from 2004 through 2010 where he landed the role of being a Senior Writer/Producer for the company.

He had just started with Major League Wrestling as Co-Executive Producer when he was offered the job by WWE, which led to his MLW departure after just one month.






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