Vice President of Global TV Production Parts Ways With WWE, New Trademarks Filed

The long series of WWE departures in this COVID-19 situation is continuing, but this time it’s a WWE employee leaving on his own accord.

According to PWInsider, senior employee Michael Mansury officially parted ways with WWE last week, after giving his notice a few months ago. Mansury was the Vice President of Global Television Production and was one of the major names in Triple H’s production unit.

Mansury joined the company over a decade ago in 2009, initially starting out as a Production Assistant. He later became an Associate Producer, Producer, and Managing Producer, before bagging his latest role in March 2016.

Mansury was often pinpointed to be Kevin Dunn’s successor as the Executive Producer, but that idea seems to have gone down the toilet. Dunn is one of the longest-serving employees in WWE currently and is responsible for all of the content being broadcast on television.

Mansury is said to be a well-liked employee backstage, and his departure came as a major surprise to the other personnel. Mansury, along with Kerwin Silfies, were part of the production team, and now with both gone, Kevin Dunn and Matt Miller will be handling the job on direction.

In other news, WWE filed several trademarks this week, including the return of In Your House PPV. Triple H announced the NXT Takeover In Your House last week, which will be the return of the iconic series of PPVs that lasted from 1996-1999.

WWE has also filed a trademark for ‘Sister Abigal’, which is Bray Wyatt/The Fiend’s finisher currently. It is quite surprising that WWE never trademarked this term, as they have extensively used it on WWE television.

Could this be a sign of Wyatt bringing back his Sister Abigail? Or is it merely WWE tying up a top star’s finisher for copyright purposes? Probably the latter, but time will tell.