WWE Staff Morale Has Been “Decimated”


The mood inside Titan Tower is a somber one following multiple staff releases on September 15th.

As of September 12th, WWE has officially merged with UFC under parent company Endeavor to form TKO Group Holdings. The takeover was met with great fanfare at the New York Stock Exchange and has resulted in massive earnings for Nick Khan, Triple H, and other WWE executives.

However, that same joy isn’t being felt by many former employees who now find themselves out of work. Ahead of the merger, it was reported that employees were “gritting their teeth” and “very scared” as mass layoffs were expected.

Sure enough, Nick Khan sent an email to staff instructing them to work remotely on September 15th as “work force reductions” were to begin in earnest. In the end, over 100 employees were let go, with Dana Warrior among those no longer employed by the company.

WWE Will Hold “All Hands On Deck” Staff Meeting On Tuesday

According to a new report from PWInsider, morale among those working for WWE is “decimated” and Nick Khan will be leading a staff meeting for Connecticut employees on Tuesday. The report reads as follows:

“To say that morale among WWE employees has been decimated would be an understatement – how could it not, given the circumstances? – so it should be interesting to see how the all hands on deck mandatory meeting for Stamford, CT-based employees goes this Tuesday under WWE President Nick Khan. The employees could certainly use a rallying cry.

The sad reality is that Friday’s cutbacks were always going to happen once the Endeavor acquisition took hold, but that doesn’t make them any less painful for those gone from the company or makes the survivor’s guilt of those who have remained any less burdensome.

We are told that for some returning to the offices today, it has been a very sad morning, especially as they come across empty desks and cubicles and the realization that co-workers they personally liked had been let go. Since everyone worked remote on Friday and today was the first morning they were back in the office, there’s still a lot of processing going on.”

The report also notes that every division in the company was hit with layoffs, and according to an email from Nick Khan on the night of the 15th, the layoffs are over for now.