There’ve been a lot of shakeups behind the scenes of WWE this year. Jeff Jarrett, Shane Helms, Abyss, Sonjay Dutt, Shawn Daivari, and Dana Warrior have all joined WWE’s production team in the past few months, while Arn Anderson, Road Dogg, and Robert “Archibald Peck” Evans are among those who’ve left. Now it seems that two more guys from WWE Creative are out.
Dean Malenko has worked backstage at WWE since he retired from the ring in 2001, primarily as a Road Agent. He left the company in the past few days, as first reported by Sports Illustrated. Although SI says he quit, PWInsider says some are reporting that he was let go. Whichever it was, it’s pretty telling that he’s already booked for Starrcast, the AEW-affiliated event that WWE apparently forced the Undertaker and Kurt Angle to pull out of, as Sports Illustrated also reported.
PWInsider is also reporting that writer Dave Schilling, who was only hired by WWE two months ago, is already gone from the company. Nobody seems to know the circumstances of his departure, and Schilling hasn’t commented. However, the former Bleacher Report and Grantland writer has already returned to the Internet Content life with a piece about Bray Wyatt’s new gimmick for the Ringer.