John Laurinaitis 

Backstage Information Regarding WWE’s Termination Of John Laurinaitis 

A backstage update on John Laurinaitis’ departure from WWE has provided fans with insight into what his last few weeks in the company were like. According to reports, Laurinaitis has been fired last week, as first announced previously today. He was still mentioned in corporation e-mails till the Triple H was given the name Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.

He has been evidently included on the series of company-wide e-mails containing sensitive information about creative and personnel matters, but he was temporarily removed from mailing lists during the July 22 episode of SmackDown. He was reinstated the very next week and remained with them. Laurinaitis’ name was also allegedly got to add to an internal termination list that included McMahon’s name. Several WWE stars are said to be relieved that they no longer have to deal with him.

One celebrity even referred to Laurinaitis as the biggest snake in the company. Laurinaitis, unlike McMahon, was placed on leave of absence during board’s investigations into reports of hush money payments made to former female employees to silence allegations of sexual abuse, intimidation, and other misconduct. The WWE Board of Directors first learned in June that Laurinaitis and McMahon were being investigated for payments totaling more than $15 million.

Laurinaitis’ replacement

McMahon abruptly retired, much to the surprise of fans and WWE employees alike. Stephanie, his daughter, and president Of the company Nick Khan were named co-CEOs. Stephanie’s hubby, Triple H, was decided to name as Laurinaitis’ replacement and took over as Head of Creative for Vince McMahon.

Laurinaitis was hired as a road agent by WWE in 2001 after being brought over from WCW going to follow the company’s acquisition of its former rival. He was later appointed Director of Talent Relations before moving up the ranks to become Executive Vice President in 2009. As the Manager of Raw in 2011, he established himself as an on-screen authority figure. He’d return to the road as a road agent in 2012 before being promoted to Head of Talent Relations last year.

Laurinaitis was hired as a road agent by WWE in 2001 after being brought over from WCW going to follow the company’s acquisition of its former rival. He was later appointed Director of Talent Relations before moving up the ranks to become Executive Vice President in 2009. As the General Manager of Raw in 2011, he established himself as an on-screen authority figure. He’d return to the road as a road agent in 2012 before being promoted to Head of Talent Relations last year.

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Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.