Fired WWE Name “Wasn’t Well Liked” In The Company

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There may not be too much love lost over one WWE name recently let go.

On September 15th, WWE laid off over 100 employees with PWInsider reporting that the Insights & Analytics team lost at least 17 employees while the Marketing, Graphic Design, and Live Events departments were also decimated with the WWE Network and Podcasting divisions also seeing cuts.

These cuts came following WWE’s takeover by Endeavor with the sports entertainment giant merged under the TKO Group’s umbrella alongside UFC.

WWE executive has a checkered past

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the biggest name let go during the layoffs was Jamie Horowitz, the company’s Executive Vice President of Development and Digital and he is not someone who is likely to be missed:

“Over 100 layoffs on Friday. They gutted divisions, it was basically analytics, marketing, and I guess the idea is UFC already has those departments and they can handle both. So those were two of the departments really hard hit.”

“Jamie Horowitz was let go. He was the biggest name, he was one of Nick Khan’s first major hires off of DAZN when Nick Khan was stripping DAZN.

“There was a lot of negativity when he was hired, a lot of women employees, because of his rep(utation) from ESPN, were not happy. And he wasn’t really well liked in WWE from what I understand anyway. But he was a major exec there.”

Jamie Horowitz was fired from his role at FOX Sports in 2017 after allegations of sexual assault had been made against him. Although Horowitz had denied the allegations made against him – which included trying to kiss a production assistant with the promise of more work if she agreed – Meltzer had reported that when Horowitz was hired by WWE, there was some unrest within the company.

h/t WrestleTalk