Talent Relations Tag

The official WWE website announced Monday that John Laurinaitis had resigned from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations, effectively immediately. He will, however, remain with the company as a producer assisting talent with their matches. His resignation is legitimate and not part of any storyline. According to WWE sources, Laurinaitis had mentioned how exhausted he was with his workload, which consisted of office duties in Stamford, Connecticut and traveling to numerous events as a performer. The writing, however, was on the wall since he was quietly removedRead More
Velvet Sky could be leaving Total Nonstop Action Wrestling just as her former “Beautiful People” mate Angelina Love did. ProWrestling.net has confirmed PWInsider.com’s report that the popular grappler is on the verge of parting ways with company due to a contract dispute. Bruce Prichard, who serves as Talent Relations for the organization, has reportedly asked numerous wrestlers to restructure their contracts. A company source says some talent who have time remaining on their deals are among those being asked to restructure, even if they’re due for raises. Many of thoseRead More
- John Cena’s Steel Cage Match victory over Big Show at No Way Out carried the stipulation that John Laurinaitis would be terminated as WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Raw and SmackDown General Manager if The World’s Largest Athlete couldn’t pick up the victory. The former ‘Giant’ lost, and Laurinaitis was subsequently fired by Mr. McMahon. He was then given a ‘painful farewell’ by Cena on Raw SuperShow after Big Show and David Otunga both abandoned him in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. Despite Sunday and Monday’s events,Read More
As previously reported, Paul Levesque (Triple H) is now listed as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations on WWE’s corporate website, instead of John Laurinaitis. This is a change making official what has been the case for a while. Laurinaitis has worked under Triple H and Triple H has hired new people like Canyon Cemen and Jane Geddes. Geddes is Vice President of Talent Relations and is doing a lot of the work Laurinaitis was doing. Cemen is running Talent Development and is reporting to Triple H. Laurinaitis hasRead More
– John Laurinaitis no longer officially serves as WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations; his bio has been removed from the WWE Corporate website’s index of executive officers. Therefore, the former ‘Dynamic Dude’ is solely an on-air performer for WWE. However, he is still branded as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations in his WWE.com Superstars profile and on his Twitter account. Laurinaitis had overseen the Talent Relations department since April 2004, when he replaced Jim Ross. He was hired as a road agent after the sport entertainmentRead More
– TNA Wrestling officials are interested in acquiring former WWE Superstars John Morrison and Melina as their names have come up in recent creative meetings. Bruce Prichard, Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations, is said to be a big proponent of the couple joining the organization. Both talents have continued to compete at independent wrestling events since parting ways with WWE last year. — Gail Kim wed celebrity chef Robert Irvine on May 10 at the Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley in Northern California. The weddingRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Speculates Laurinaitis May Have Repercussions For Cena

WWE’s website has a new article up today looking at John Cena’s speech following the win over Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules. They speculate that Lesnar’s Kimura Lock submission may put Cena out of action for some time but tease repercussions from John Laurinaitis and say doctors are running tests on Cena before tonight’s show. Here’s part of what they wrote: “There could also be repercussions from the fallout. Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis was forced to bend to allRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Knockout Confirms TNA Departure, Update On Bruce Prichard

– Traci Brooks has confirmed her departure from TNA Wrestling after her profile was removed from the company’s official website over weekend. “Yes it’s true my time with TNA has come to an end, what a great time I had,” she wrote on Twitter. “I love the TNA family and will miss everyone but will be watching every Thursday! Following a one and a half year hiatus, Brooks returned to the organization last summer to help Velvet Sky combat ODB and Jacqueline. She was then made Karen Jarrett’s executive assistant,Read More
– Speaking to F4WOnline.com Thursday, TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter said there would be a lot of changes to the presentation of Impact Wrestling after meeting with Spike TV officials the prior day. Though she would not reveal specific details, the transformation is taking place soon and will include “format changes and new elements.” Carter added the company is making a very conscious decision to focus now on young talent. Carter also said Bruce Prichard, Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations for TNA Wrestling, has returned to workRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H’s First Developmental Hire, WWE’s Twitter Meeting

- WWE hired three-tie All American volleyball player and volleyball executive Canyon Ceman as their new Senior Director of Talent Relations to replace Ty Bailey and head up developmental.   This is Triple H’s first major hire for developmental. There have been some people questioning how Ceman can be the guy to scout and develop talent but WWE officials are high on him and are touting his sports management knowledge.   - Regarding WWE’s Twitter meeting on Monday, it’s said that Vince McMahon came across at the meeting as beingRead More

Posted On February 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Laurinaitis’ Fate As WWE Raw GM Revealed

WWE’s website wrote the following this morning in regards to the John Laurinaitis storyline from RAW: “Following John Laurinaitis’ presentation on Monday, the WWE Board of Directors has decided that the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations will remain as Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw. “Read More
– Before tonight’s Raw SuperShow, Dolph Ziggler demanded that WWE.com’s video crew follow him as he confronted WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Raw Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis to demand a WWE Championship rematch against CM Punk. “Mr. Excitement,” however, said he will instead face Randy Orton on tonight’s show. Video of the backstage confrontation is available here. — The pre-Rumble episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy garnered a 2.11 cable rating, down from 2.14 the week before. The program averaged 3.141 million viewers over the courseRead More

Posted On January 30, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Participants Announced For Raw Elimination Chamber Match

WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis revealed to WWE.com the Superstars who will compete for the WWE Championship in the Raw Elimination Chamber Match at next month’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event: * WWE Champion CM Punk * Dolph Ziggler * Chris Jericho * R-Truth * The Miz * Kofi Kingston Elimination Chamber takes place February 19, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Bradley Center. *NEW* photo of Kane unmasked (with hair)Read More

Posted On January 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Zack Ryder’s Show Moving, Otunga Talks Courtroom Return & More

- As reported earlier this week, David Otugna returned to the court room on Thursday as a lawyer. The WWE website features an interview with Otguna following his recent legal victory. Otunga had this to say about his legal career: “I actually worked as a full time trial lawyer in Boston while in my third year at Harvard Law School. Most people couldn’t have handled trying to graduate from the most prestigious law school in the world while trying cases full time, but I’m obviously not most people.’ “I don’tRead More

Posted On January 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE SD Rating, Waltman Responds To Laurinaitis, Chris Jericho

- Chris Jericho took to Twitter and wrote the same thing that he said during The Highlight Reel on Raw: “This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it’s going to be the end of the world as you know it…. #raw” – Former WWE Superstar Sean “X-Pac” Waltman wrote the following on Twitter in response to John Laurinaitis’ line about the Jim Ross era of Talent Relations being the dark ages. Waltman wrote: “Wow, I have to take issue w the Ross Era of Talent Relations being the dark ages. ThoseRead More
– High Velocity Wrestling has announced that John Laurinaitis, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, will attend their November 26, 2011 show in Hendersonville, North Carolina to evaluate talent. — WWE will hold a live event at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The event takes place “Super Bowl Sunday.” — Tammy Sytch fell down an escalator last week, resulting in a trip to the hospital for stitches. She suffered cuts on her nose, forehead, wrist and foot. SheRead More

Posted On November 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kevin Nash On Raw Next Week & Resigned By WWE

The WWE website announced on Monday that at the request of WWE COO Triple H, EVP of Talent Relations and Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis re-signed Kevin Nash to a WWE contract. Nash will be on RAW next week.Read More

Posted On October 18, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dixie Carter & Bruce Prichard Speak On Prichard’s New Role In TNA

TNA issued a press release on Tuesday formally announcing that Bruce Prichard is the company’s new Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations. TNA President Dixie Carter said the following about Prichard’s new role in the company: “TNA is gaining such a wealth of knowledge and insight as we continue to grow our business with the addition of Bruce to our senior management staff.” “This appointment is another indication to the community that TNA’s Impact Wrestling is gaining ground across all platforms; we are thrilled that Bruce is bringingRead More

Posted On October 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Gail Kim Says She’ll Never Go Back To WWE, Comments On TNA

In her first free interview since parting ways with WWE, Gail Kim told SunSport that she has no plans on returning to the sports entertainment empire. “I’ve experienced WWE twice now, and I know that I do not enjoy that place,” she says. “The second time I really had optimistic hopes and dreams, but I know I would never go back there.” Kim informed WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis that she was quitting the company ten minutes before the infamous battle royal in which she eliminatedRead More