WWE Shakes Up Creative Team, Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020 Legacy Wing Inductee Revealed

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WWE has observed a lot of changes in their creative team from the very beginning of this year and the company isn’t quite done with the behind-the-scenes shake-up yet.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that lead writer of SmackDown Live, Ryan Ward has been removed from his role in WWE.

Per the report, there has been some tension between Ward and Vince McMahon as of late and this could be due to The Chairman’s notorious habit of tearing up scripts at the very last minute.

Ryan is currently being listed as out on “personal leave.” He will be replaced by Ed Kosky on SmackDown while Jonathan Baeckstrom will spearhead the creative team on RAW.

It’s interesting to see a major name walking out ahead of NXT’s move to USA Network and SmackDown’s debut on FOX. Hopefully, this won’t cost WWE any significant loss in the upcoming Wednesday Night Wars, unless Ward signs up with AEW and steers his mind to wreak havoc on the juggernaut promotion.

Meanwhile, a major name for next year’s WWE Hall Of Fame has been spoiled by Brad Shepard already.

As revealed on Oh, You Didn’t Know Patreon, Orville Brown will be inducted into WWE’s Legacy Wing as part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

“According to a source in WWE, Orville Brown is currently scheduled to be inducted into WWE’s Legacy wing, as part of the class of 2020 Hall of Fame.”

“I’m told he’s not only the first Legacy inductee to be chosen this early, but Vince McMahon didn’t realize he wasn’t already inducted.”

Brown was crowned the inaugural NWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1948. His pro wrestling career ended on November 1, 1949, when he suffered severe injuries in an automobile accident. Brown passed away on January 24, 1981.

Let’s see which other inductees are spoiled ahead of next year’s ceremony.