More on FOX Changes Affecting WWE Backstage; FS1 Releases Statement

-- It appears WWE Backstage on FS1 isn't completely dead as reporter Jon Alba tweeted that production is being massively scaled back but the show will still air around PPVs and "big shows." He further reports that with the cuts at FS1, approximately 20 people lost their jobs in the boxing and wrestling (WWE) divisions and that at one point, FOX had plans to significantly invest in a WWE division by bringing on additional on-screen talent as well as feature producers. All of that is now shelved.

-- FS1 had the following statement regarding the cuts:

Today, we announced programming changes designed to better address the needs of our business. As a result, some positions in our production department have been eliminated.