The furlough makes more sense, even though Storm, Finlay, etc have tweeted that they've lost their job. As someone said above, when/if there are house shows, traveling TV shows, etc again, they'll need the backstage producers...
One of the writers tweeted she was laid off last night... apparently she was in charge of the Mandy/Otis storyline.
NXT wrestler MJ Jenkins, who I don't think we've seen outside the Mae Young Classic really, tweeted she was let go.
Covid-19 has been devastating for me & my family. My brother in law; who was my legal guardian passed away to Covid-19.
Today, Covid-19 stripped me of my dream job. Feels like life is being sucked from me.
Thank you to everyone that has reached out. Be safe and stay strong.💞
And a lot of people did the math yesterday and said WWE has plenty of money, the Fox/USA deals are enough to keep them going even without house shows, merch sales, etc. But this is about looking good to their stockholders when the quarterly report comes out in a week or so...
https://www.pwinsider.com/article/125638/brian-road-dogg-james-resigns-as-head-writer-of-smackdown.html?p=1 WWE Hall of Famer Brian James informed WWE yesterday that he was stepping down as the co-lead writer of the Smackdown brand, PWInsider.