Morale At WWE Offices Incredibly Low Today; Backstage Notes On Last Week's Layoffs


-- WWE underwent a massive restructuring last week after the company's sale to Endeavor became official and this resulted in over a hundred employees losing their jobs due to the new joint business consolidating positions and terminating any positions they felt were redundant. Below are some notes on the fallout from pwinsider.com:

  • The morale today at WWE's headquarters in Stamford, CT is understandably decimated but President Nick Khan has called an in-office staff meeting for Tuesday to presumably go over the changes and handle any questions. It is believed that all the staff cuts are complete.
  • A lot of the employees that are left have been dealing with feelings of both sadness and guilt and that it has been a painful morning as the remaining employees come across the empty desks of their friends and co-workers who are no longer with WWE.
  • Many of those who remain expect there workloads to be intensified over the next few days or weeks in order to keep the WWE machine rolling along, especially in the smaller departments that were hit hardest.
  • Some departments were not affected at all and while Nick Khan did say that the cuts were over, there is a sense internally that as Endeavor fully takes over, there will still be smaller layoffs here and there and additional changes that will affect employees.
  • Stephanie McMahon, the former co-CEO of WWE while Vince McMahon was gone, has been sorely missed throughout this process with some employees claiming that this "wouldn't have happened under her watch" given her significant work to build up staff morale in her short time as CEO. While she is missed and perhaps would have stood up for staff more than anyone else, she would not have been able to prevent WWE's sale to Endeavor.
  • It is believed that there were no layoffs on the UFC side as WWE was the incoming company with minority share in the TKO company so all separations were always going to be on the wrestling side rather than affect any of the full-time, permanent employees already working for Endeavor or its UFC branch.