Chris DeJoseph was released by WWE this week, as first reported by Dave Meltzer at f4wonline. He served as one of the lead writers of Friday Night SmackDown.
Some outlets have speculated the departure was a cost-cutting measure related to COVID-19, but that is not the case. DeJoseph was let go Thursday due to inappropriate conduct and remarks during a backstage meeting.
DeJoseph worked closely with Executive Director Bruce Prichard, but it was WWE boss Vince McMahon who made the call to fire him. McMahon was said to be irate over DeJoseph’s “highly unprofessional” behavior.
In addition to this incident, we’re told that people who worked closely with Chris DeJoseph felt he was struggling to keep up with WWE’s grueling schedule.
This is not the only high-profile name to leave WWE in recent weeks. As previously reported, Michael Mansury also parted ways with the promotion. Mansury was Vice President of Global Television Production. He’s a ‘Triple H guy’ and was seen as an eventual successor to Kevin Dunn.