Yesterday, some sources announced more WWE cuts being made. It appeared the WWE cutbacks rumoured were related to the office staff who were furloughed back in April, but not brought back to work yet. WWE started bringing back a small number of furloughed employees in the last 6-8 weeks, with a few employees returning every week or so. Many of the employees being released yesterday were some who had been waiting for word on when they would be returning to work. Among those employees, we could find three noticeable names.
WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco revealed on Twitter that he has been released from the company after 36 years. He received a phone call last night from WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, informing him of the release. Brisco, who had worked as a talent scout since 2010, was actually furloughed back in April as a part of the company-wide cuts brought on by COVID-19. He noted that he will still be around to help talent with what they need.
The Brisco Brothers, Jack and Gerald, first started working as in-ring talents for WWE in 1984. They retired in 1985 and Gerald started working as an agent. One of his most popular roles was as one of Vince’s “stooges” with WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson during the Attitude Era. Brisco won the WWE 24/7 Title earlier this year during the RAW Reunion show, making him the third person to ever win the WWE Hardcore Title and the 24/7 Title.
Ok, want to get this out the right way. Last night I received a call from @wwe Chairman Of The board @VinceMcMahon to let me know after 36 years of dedication to @wwe i an no longer needed. I’m ok withthis. I will still be around to help talent. More info will follow. Thanks
— Gbrisco🤼♂️ (@Fgbrisco) September 10, 2020
According to some sources, WWE producer Sarah Stock and WWF/WWE Legend Mike “The IRS” Rotunda were also released. Both were among those furloughed back in April. Rotunda, the father of WWE Superstars Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas, had worked as a WWE agent/producer since 2006. He retired from in-ring action in 2004. He is a former 5-time WWF World Tag Team Champion and member of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation in the 90s.
Before her WWE career, Sarah Stock wrestled in Impact Wrestling as Sarita and as Dark Angel in CMLL and AAA. In April 2015, Stock worked as a guest trainer for a week at WWE’s WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. In September 2015, Stock signed with WWE as a developmental trainer, she would soon become an NXT and WWE backstage agent and producer.
I can breathe. 🗻 pic.twitter.com/Cfef54fH8o
— Sarah Stock (@SSDarkAngel) September 8, 2020
Pic courtesy of WWE