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First BIG Departure from WWE and UFC Merger REVEALED

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The wrestling world is abuzz with the latest developments following the merger of WWE with Endeavor/UFC, leading to the formation of TKO.

As the dust begins to settle, the first significant departure from the WWE post-merger has come to light.

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The First Departure from WWE: Jamie Horowitz

Jamie Horowitz, who held the position of WWE’s Executive Vice President of Development and Digital, has parted ways with the company.

Brought into the WWE fold by Nick Khan in 2021 after his tenure at DAZN, Horowitz’s exit marks a significant shift in the company’s leadership structure.

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WWE Layoffs and Workforce Reductions

The departure of Horowitz is just the tip of the iceberg. Layoffs are currently underway, a move that WWE President Nick Khan has termed as “workforce reductions”.

While the exact number and names of those affected remain under wraps, the industry is rife with speculation.

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Frank Riddick III’s Future

Another notable name on the departure list is Frank Riddick III. Having served as WWE’s Chief Legal Officer, Riddick is set to leave the company by the end of September.

The circumstances of his departure, whether it was a layoff or a personal decision, remain undisclosed.

While the departure of key personnel has raised eyebrows, there’s no official word yet on whether talent cuts will be a part of the post-merger strategy.

However, insiders suggest that more employee cuts are on the horizon. As the merger unfolds, the wrestling community is keenly watching for any further announcements or changes.

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Wishing the Best

The wrestling community stands united in wishing the best for all WWE personnel affected by the recent developments.

As the industry undergoes this significant transition, the hope is that those affected will find new opportunities to shine and continue contributing to the world of wrestling or beyond.

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