WWE has laid off quite a few employees over the course of 2020 for a variety of reasons. Most of the lay-offs were a direct result of the company cutting losses due to the current pandemic, but a recent firing was for a completely different reason.
It was reported recently that Chris DeJoseph was fired from his position in the WWE creative team last month. A backstage incident with the chairman Vince McMahon was stated as the reason behind the termination, and DeJoseph’s overall behavior in company meetings also contributed to his departure.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that DeJoseph had a poor choice of words during a conference call with WWE’s Senior VP of Creative Service, Stan Stansky and WWE’s Senior VP of E-Commerce and Venue Merchandise, Kevin Moore.
DeJoseph’s inappropriate comments during the call, which are currently unknown, did not go down well with the high ranking officials, who immediately made McMahon aware of the same.
McMahon made the decision to let go of DeJoseph once he was notified about the incident.
DeJoseph’s role is already up for grabs as WWE recently posted a job listing for a writer.
DeJoseph joined WWE in December 2019, after staying away from the company for nearly a decade. He previously had a stint with the company from 2004-2010, and also appeared on programming under the character ‘Big Dick Johnson’.
After his departure, DeJoseph worked with MLW and Lucha Underground. His current status is unknown.