WWE has a knack of signing as many individuals as possible in backstage roles, which can be easily seen with the rapid hirings of producers, writers, and trainers in recent times. The latest hiring is former WWE Senior Writer/Producer Chris DeJoseph, who returns to the company after almost a decade.
DeJoseph was working with British promotion Major League Wrestling, but has signed with WWE and will start immediately in his former role of writer, according to PW Insider.
DeJoseph worked with WWE from 2004-2010, during the Ruthless Aggression Era, and has also worked with Lucha Underground and Big Brother, among other reality shows, in the past.
DeJoseph brings with him plenty of experience, as he was part of a golden period for WWE. 2010 is often pinpointed as the year WWE started going downhill, as several superstars like Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker, Batista, etc, either left the company or transitioned to a part-time role.
DeJoseph recently started with MLW, and his early exit comes as a major surprise. WWE is clearly looking to shake things up in the creative once again, and it will be interesting to see where this leads to.
DeJoseph joined in 2004, also the year superstars like Steve Austin, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Rock left the company for the first time. Everyone except Austin returned to the ring at some point, while Austin has refused to step back in for a final match.
Austin is currently hosting Broken Skulls Podcast on the WWE Network, which features in-depth conversations with superstars, providing a never-before-seen perspective on their lives. The first episode featured the Undertaker, who appeared in his non-Undertaker avatar and talked about his WWE career in general.
The Texas Rattlesnake announced that Goldberg is the next guest on the show which debuted after Survivor Series last week. Goldberg and Steve Austin are two of the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling, and it will be delightful to see them share their thoughts together.