WWE Appoints New Lead Writer

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The backstage changes have continued in WWE with a new lead writer being appointed to SmackDown.

Since WWE was taken over by Endeavor in September 2023, backstage changes have been sweeping in the company. In the first week following the takeover, mass layoffs occurred with several executives leaving the company in the months since.

The biggest change since the takeover is Vince McMahon no longer being part of WWE after being accused of serious sexual assault. McMahon resigned as Executive Chairman of TKO as a result of the lawsuit filed against him and has been selling off his shares in the company ever since.

Triple H has been in charge of the company’s creative direction since McMahon’s permanent exit and now it seems he’s put his faith in a longtime WWE writer to lead SmackDown.

WWE SmackDown Gets New Lead Writer

Fightful Select has reported that a longtime WWE writer John Swikata has now been promoted to SmackDown’s lead writer. Swikata is said to have replaced Ryan Callahan who has now left the company.

A WWE source has noted that Swikata, who has been with the company for years, has already made a huge impact pointing to SmackDown in Chicago where Jacob Fatu made his shock WWE debut as he joined The Bloodline and CM Punk was left bloodied by a vengeful Drew McIntyre.