Fired WWE Executive Not Adored By Talent As Contracts Near End

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A former WWE Executive was not liked by people within the company, according to a new report.

WrestleMania 40 has come and gone, but there have also been some big changes within WWE as far as executives go. It was announced earlier this week that Dan Ventrelle was out as WWE’s Head of Talent Relations after working for the company since 2022.

That led to WWE President Nick Khan issuing this memo about changes in the Talent Relations Department.

“WWE has begun the process of reorganizing its Talent Relations group. Moving forward, Chris Legentil, in addition to his role in Comms, will help us in leading this new group.

Matt Altman, in addition to his role in marketing, will be working closely with Chris to help this endeavor.

Talent Development and Recruiting will now report to Shawn Michaels.

All of Talent, which includes Talent Relations, Development and Recruiting will continue to ultimately report into Paul Levesque.

As of today, Dan Ventrelle will be moving on from WWE. We thank Dan for his tremendous contributions.

Sincerely, Nick Khan.”

Paul Levesque is WWE Hall of Famer Triple H, who is running the company as the Chief Content Officer. Shawn Michaels runs the NXT brand and is WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative.

Another WWE VP named Trent Wilfinger left the company earlier in the week as Senior Vice President of Athlete ID & Development.

Some WWE Talents Did Not Like Dan Ventrelle

It has been reported by Fightful Select that some people within WWE probably won’t miss Ventrelle now that he’s gone. They have reported that several people blamed him as the reason why many WWE contracts have nearly expired meaning talents would be free agents. Many people within the industry felt that Ventrell wasn’t right for the job.

Some big names in WWE have contracts coming up soon like Drew McIntyre, Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and others. There could be many other people as well, but sometimes names aren’t revealed regarding whose contracts are set to expire.

Fightful added that Natalya’s WWE deal is also set to expire within a few months while talks reportedly haven’t taken place between the two sides. Natalya made her WWE debut 16 years ago, which makes her one of the longest-tenured women in company history and a true leader in the locker room as well.

Natalya wasn’t featured on the WrestleMania card, but she did compete on WWE NXT this week when she lost to NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez thanks to interference from Lola Vice, who has had issues with Natalya in recent weeks. On the main roster, Natalya is part of the Raw brand.