Former WWE creative team member Chris DeJoseph signed with MLW as an Executive Producer just over a month ago but he’s already done with the company. Now we know the reason behind his departure from MLW.
PWInsider is reporting that DeJoseph has signed a deal that will bring him back to WWE. DeJoseph had been openly critical of AEW and gave heavy praise to WWE on social media before he signed with MLW. PWI notes that his talks with WWE pre-dated his signing with MLW.
DeJoseph previously worked for WWE on the creative team from 2004 until 2010. In addition to his work on the creative team, DeJoseph also appeared on WWE TV in the late 2000s as Big Dick Johnson. After his time in WWE, he went on to work for Lucha Underground.
A couple of weeks ago, I was told that there could be a shake-up coming on the creative team with more hires expected in the coming weeks and months.
While most people in the company feel that Vince McMahon is the main reason for ratings not increasing, no one will say that to him. McMahon feels that going back to what worked for him in the past is what is needed so that is part of the reason why DeJoseph was hired and why others like Bruce Prichard and Paul Heyman were slotted in their roles.
Behind the scenes, there was praise for some of the in-ring work on Monday Night Raw, specifically the Kabuki Warriors vs. Charlotte Flair handicap match. However, I heard a lot of criticism about the creative and lack of focus for the TLC pay-per-view. As of yet, WWE has not announced any matches for the TLC pay-per-view even though three matches have been announced to the fans locally in Minneapolis, MN.
The locally advertised matches are Baron Corbin vs. Roman Reigns in a TLC match, The Kabuki Warriors vs. Charlotte Flair and Asuka in a TLC match for the Women’s Tag Team Titles, and Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley, with Lana in his corner.
Speaking of Rusev and Bobby Lashley, Kelsi and Paul had plenty to say about that storyline and more in their latest Raw review. Click below to watch their Raw review.