As previously noted, WWE employee layoffs are expected following the brand’s merger with UFC to create TKO. On Friday morning, Jamie Horowitz, Catherine Newman, and Amanda Bloom were confirmed by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com as the first post-Endeavor acquisition executive departures.
On Friday afternoon, more names were confirmed to have been let go from WWE. Andy Levine (WWE Vice President, International & Platform Strategy), Kimberly Kirkegard (Brand Director), and Saverio Brighina (Affiliate Marketing Manager) were among those departing the company.
Johnson noted that both the WWE Network and Podcasting divisions were both hit with employees being let go. WWE’s Marketing division was said to have been hit “pretty hard” with layoffs. There were also said to have been departures in the Live Events division.
Johnson stated the following…
“Among WWE employees, there has been talk that already 40-50 employees are gone, potentially more. I give that number with caution since there’s been a lot of information flowing and a lot of emotions among those involved and departing – we do not have a hard number at this time.”