It was reported earlier this week by PWInsider, that WWE’s Vice President of Global Television Production, Michael Mansury, had left the company after handing in his notice several weeks prior.
While many might not have been familiar with Mansury’s name, they will have certainly see his work as Michael was one of the key figures in producing episodes of WWE programming. He was a key part of the Triple H regime, and was believed to have been pencilled in as the successor to Vince McMahon’s right-hand-man, Kevin Dunn.
While his release initially seemed surprising, some new details that have emerged certainly paint a clear picture as to why Mansury would have wanted out of the company.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Mansury was heavily criticsed and critiqued by Vince McMahon, potentially explaining why he decided to leave the company, as well as people disappointed at a lack of promotion:
“Everyone that is seen as a potential successor to Kevin Dunn has their life made difficult and they get constantly criticized to Vince McMahon, who would then hear people talk negatively about the person in the spot. Mansury had also reportedly gotten impatient regarding upward mobility.”
Speaking of people who have recently left WWE, a member of the roster who was let go by the company just last month has stated that instead of moving to another promotion, they are eyeing up and training for a career in MMA. To find out who, click here.