Charly Caruso is not expected to return to WWE television after 5 years as an on-screen personality with the company.
Recently, WWE hired Kevin Patrick to take over Charly Caruso’s role as host of the WWE Network series Raw Talk. In addition, Kayla Braxton and Sarah Schreiber have stepped in as Backstage interviewers on the Monday Night Raw brand as Charly Caruso has not appeared on WWE television in recent weeks.
As first reported by Fightful Select, Kevin Patrick being brought into WWE was seen as a direct replacement for Caruso as she had gained heat backstage after being late to conduct interviews including specific instances with Randy Orton and Sheamus.
If you've been missing Charly Caruso of late, there's a reason she's been absent from WWE TV. Fightful heard from several sources on Raw that she gained heat backstage after consistently being late to conduct interviews meant for Raw. We're told that there were specific instances with Randy Orton and Sheamus that led to WWE taking her off television for the time being. The belief among the talent roster is that her WWE contract expires soon, but there's no word on her future with the company. We're told that Vince McMahon got word of the tardiness himself and took exception to the situation, but another name in the company said she's one injury or illness away from being back in the fold. The same source also indicated us that Kevin Patrick being brought in was seen as a direct replacement to her.
A new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider notes that Caruso is not expected to return to WWE television and will be departing the company once her contract expires.
Charly Caruso started in 2016 with NXT and was most recently used as the host of WWE kickoff panels Renee Young’s departure from WWE television.
Outside of WWE, Charly also does some work for ESPN.
Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report all updates. A portion of this report first appeared on our premium Fightful Select service. Subscribe to support our exclusive and independent coverage of professional wrestling. You'll get access to exclusive news, and dozens of additional podcasts.