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Update on incident that led to the firing of WWE SmackDown lead writer

There have been various rumors about what ultimately led to the termination of WWE Creative team member Chris DeJoseph, but the latest news about it has provided some more details.

His departure was reported last month, which at the time caught some people off guard as he had just returned to the company in December 2019.

In late May it was reported that DeJoseph was released after a backstage incident happened with him and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. There was also a rumor that McMahon made the call to let go of the former SmackDown lead writer due to his behavior during multiple meetings.

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that despite the different versions of what happened, the consistent stories is that he was on a Zoom conference call with Stan Stansky, the Senior Vice President of Creative Services, and Kevin Moore, the Senior Vice President of E-Commerce and Venue Merchandise.

Per the report, “Essentially he said things that he shouldn’t have and according to some versions came off to them in a bad way, and Vince McMahon found out and that was it.”

As of this writing, there’s no information as to what DeJoseph actually said. WWE is already looking to fill his job as they have put up a listing for the position earlier this month.

As noted, he had just recently received a promotion before being let go as he had been working as a Lead Writer and Producer for Friday Night SmackDown.

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