Report: SmackDown Writer Chris DeJoseph Released By WWE

Chris DeJoseph has been let go by WWE.

In a developing story, Chris DeJoseph, who was most recently a lead writer of Friday Night Smackdown, has been let go by WWE according to a new report by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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PWInsider also reports that DeJoseph was recently promoted right before he was released and that his being let go by the company has nothing to do with the recent cost-effective cuts due to COVID-19. 

This was not DeJoseph’s first go-around with WWE. He was part of the writing team in the mid-2000s and appeared on camera as Big Dick Johnson, a male stripper who was comedically used in sketches with Vince McMahon and D-Generation X.

After his first run with WWE, DeJoseph would go on to be an executive producer of the Lucha Underground series on El Rey Network and was briefly a part of the team at Major League Wrestling before leaving them in December to return to WWE.

At this time, it is not known what led to the departure of DeJoseph from WWE, but Fightful will update this story as more becomes available. 

Earlier today, it was reported that Nigel McGuinness was recently furloughed by WWE. Learn more at this link.

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