On May 25, WWE made major cuts to various departments, including merging the Advanced Media Group and TV departments.
According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics over 60 or more employees were cut as WWE's leadership felt there were a number of redundant positions across the departments being merged.
Deadline reported WWE Studios also saw heavy cuts in an effort to streamline the division.
Thurston reports Senior vice president and head of WWE Studios, Susan Levison was let go from WWE as a part of the lay-offs. She'd been with the company since March 2019.
WWE reportedly held a meeting to address the cuts, which was led by president and chief revenue officer Nick Khan and chief financial officer Kristina Salen.
Thurston gives the following report on the meeting:
Kevin Dunn, WWE's executive producer and chief of global television distribution, spoke briefly at the meeting. He explained the television department, advanced media group, and WWE Studios are all being consolidated under a new department called "WWE media", led by Dunn, who previously oversaw the television department.
Neither CEO Vince McMahon, chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon, nor executive vice president Paul Levesque spoke at the meeting.
Khan tried to give encouraging words to employees. At one point he became emotional reading a story about a young woman who commuted four hours from work to college every day. The story was seemingly an example of a person with a strong work ethic who WWE employees might emulate.
Mike Johnson at PWInsider reported WWE employees will return to Stamford offices in July. Thurston reports that the return date is July 6 and workers will not be required to be vaccinated, though non-vaccinated employees will be required to wear masks.
You can learn more about the cuts made by WWE on May 25 by clicking here.