Second executive departure from WWE due to post-Endeavor acquisition layoffs confirmed

As previously noted, WWE employee layoffs are expected following the brand’s merger with UFC to create TKO. On Friday morning, Jamie Horowitz was confirmed by Mike Johnson of as the first post-Endeavor acquisition executive departure.

Johnson was able to confirm a second departure…

“Catherine Newman, WWE’s Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing, has departed the company as a result of today’s post-Endeavor acquisition layoffs, has confirmed with multiple sources. In WWE, she oversaw Marketing, Brand, Community Relations, Entertainment Relations, Creative Services and Photography.”

Newman was hired by WWE in June 2022 after working as Chief Marketing Officer of Manchester United Media. Newman joined WWE around the time Stephanie McMahon announced that she was taking a leave of absence from the “majority” of her WWE responsibilities.