Another WWE Layoff Confirmed

Another WWE Layoff Confirmed WWE

Another WWE layoff has been confirmed to have taken place after 23 years employed by the company.

On May 25 it was reported that several WWE staff layoffs had been made, however, details were not in abundance regarding who had been let go and why.

Fightful Select had named two of the individuals let go as Senior VP of Entertainment Relations Kristen Prouty and Talent Operations and Appearances Manager Tavia Hartley.

This was then followed up on by POST Wrestling and Wrestlenomics who confirmed that WWE’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Beth Fisher had also been let go.

Now in a follow up report, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson has added some further details on the layoffs, including a new name to unfortunately add to the list.

Kristen Velez, who worked as a manger in the company’s talent relations department was also confirmed to have been let go as a part of last week’s cuts.

Velez had been with WWE since 2001, and had worked under WWE’s former Executive Producer Kevin Dunn for many years.

The report would also confirm that other layoffs were made in WWE’s travel and marketing departments, however, further names have not yet been learned.

The report also added context to Kristen Prouty’s WWE exit, noting her importance to the company throughout her over 20 years in the company.

Of her contributions over the years, Prouty was reportedly the Casting Director of the 2005 WWE Diva Search, recruiting talents such as The Miz and The Bella Twins to the company and booking several celebrity appearances.

As noted by Fightful Select, Prouty was also seen as “instrumental” in bringing Logan Paul to WWE.

WrestleTalk will provide further updates as/when they become available.

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3 weeks ago by Jamie Toolan

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