Report: WWE Fires Drake Wuertz

Report: WWE Fires Drake Wuertz

Sean Ross Sapp has noted on Twitter that staff and wrestlers in NXT that have spoken to Fightful have heard that WWE released controversial referee Drake Wuertz today.

Word among talent and staff at the WWE Performance Center is that referee Drake Wuertz has been let go. I’ve reached out to WWE for a confirmation on this, and clarity on the situation.

This news has now been confirmed by PWInsider, who note that several sources have confirmed to them that Drake Wuertz, who was first hired by WWE in 2014, is no longer with the company.

This comes after Drake Wuertz was not at NXT last week as he was at Seminole County Public Schools meeting arguing that COVID-19 masks should not be worn in Florida schools.

Wuertz suggested that the risks of mask-wearing outweigh the dangers of COVID-19, telling the Superintendent that he’d be going against the wishes of God if he made it mandatory for children to wear masks in schools.

The referee implied that mandatory masks wearing help “assist predators who wish to prey upon children”, as teachers aren’t able to easily identify their students.

A report was published this month noting that Wuertz was suspended by WWE earlier this year after generating A LOT of backstage heat for his controversial views.

The report from PWInsider does note that Wuertz may have not been the only person fired by WWE today, so stay tuned for any additional information on that.

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3 years ago by Wrestle Talk


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