Originally Published 12-9, at approximately 11:15pm est:
According to today's Wrestling Observer Daily Update, a change was made WWE creative when Tom Casiello was fired. Casiello was the managing lead writer, overseeing both the Raw and the SmackDown Live writing teams.
Casiello was originally hired in 2011, coming from the world of Soap Opera writing, where he won two Daytime Emmys for his work on As The World Turns. He also received an Emmy and a Writer's Guild Nomination during his time writing for One Life To Live, and came to WWE from a successful stint writing for The Young & The Restless.
It's worth noting that Casiello, who is openly gay, was a key voice who was very influential in the recent push of the women wrestlers.
Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair have been embroiled in a heated feud over the Raw Women's title for the past several months, with Sasha defeating Charlotte on Raw three times only to lose the title back to Charlotte at the following PPV two of those times. Sasha and Charlotte will meet at Roadblock: End of the Line in a 30 minute Iron Man match on December 18. Recent NXT call-up Alexa Bliss has received a push on SmackDown Live, and just won her first title, defeating first-ever Smackdown Women's Champion Becky Lynch in a tables match at TLC last Sunday.
UPDATED 12-10, approximately 9:00pm est:
Casiello Tweeted about his being let go.
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