Drake Wuertz Was Kept Out Of The WWE Performance Center Earlier This Year

Referee Drake Weurtz has been a lightning rod for controversy among some in wrestling, and Fightful has learned that he had his duties reduced in recent months. Formerly the head referee in NXT, we're told that role now belongs to Darryl Sharma. Weurtz was also considered for the job of timing matches within NXT, but the spot was offered to Scott Armstrong, who had briefly been furloughed from the company. We're told that Road Dogg was instrumental in getting Scott Armstrong back in the fold. Weurtz was also not offered the back-up timing position, which can and has also led to timing matches for 205 Live. Instead, DA Brewer has taken over those duties.

However, it didn't stop there. Fightful was informed that Weurtz was either formally or informally suspended, meaning he wasn't allowed at the Capitol Wrestling Center for better or for worse for a short period of time. We're told that upon his return to the CWC he appeared to have subdued many mannerisms that got him "substantial heat" with many at the Performance Center. Last year, when an article from David Bixenspan emerged, we're told several higher ups were "horrified" by what they read.

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