Exclusive: Lead WWE Raw Writer Fired, Why It Happened

The Superstar Shakeup isn't just extended to Superstars, apparently. Now WWE Raw's lead writer has been fired.

Fightful Select learned on Monday that former WWE Raw home writer Ryan Callahan has been fired by WWE. He had been with the company for several years.

WWE has home and road teams, with the road team traveling to each Raw.

We're told that the firing actually has nothing to do with ratings, viewership, storylines or anything of the sort. Instead, we're told that Callahan had an issue with Dave Kapoor, who portrayed Rainjin Singh on TV for years. Kapoor felt that Callahan took creative changes a little too personally, and was difficult to work with, not setting a good example for the rest of the writing team. Callahan was subsequently fired the evening of Thursday, May 2.

Those we've spoken to couldn't speak the the authenticity of Kapoor's qualms, but said that it seemed like they butted heads often. Callahan had also been helping out on the Smackdown side of things as well of late.

Callahan has worked on "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Monster In Laws," and several other shows in the past.

WWE's writing staff has seen a major shakeup. Road Dogg stepped down as lead Smackdown writer, RD Evans quit on the spot during the WWE Hall of Fame, Kazeem Famuyide was cut from the company, and Dave Schilling was both hired and left the company in a matter of months. In addition, Dana Warrior joined the team in recent months.

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