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His contract expired, he asked for a raise and Vince got mad about it and pulled his offer entirely.

Gulak would be good in AEW. He cut some good promos in CZW and is a good wrestler.

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Apparently he was still on NXT/205 money, so wanting a raise isn't too much to ask for.

He'll make more on the indies when/if things get back to normal.

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That's a good dad right there.

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WWE doing that greatest wrestling match ever thing

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so pretty much all the regular stuff just delayed when it comes to the latest episodes from what that info seems to say, at least thats what I managed to make out of trying to read it, guess I'll stick with BT Sport & having ads then

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Spuds still at NXT, shame as I'd like to have seen him back at Impact (very rarely watch NXT, apart from the UK version)

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He looks like Gary Shandling.

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Those teeth scare me

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He goes to Matt Hardy's dentist.

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WWE sent Wrestling Inc. a statement noting that the company is consolidating both creative teams from Raw and SmackDown into one group, which will be led by Bruce Prichard. The reason for the change is to "streamline the creative writing process for television."

Paul Heyman will reportedly no longer be involved creatively, as the statement noted that Heyman will concentrate on his role as an in-ring performer.


WWE had named Eric Bischoff as the Executive Director of WWE SmackDown in June of 2019, while also appointing Heyman as the Executive Director of WWE RAW. Bischoff was fired from the company that October and replaced by Bruce Prichard.

Below is the full statement that WWE sent us:

"In an effort to streamline our creative writing process for television, we have consolidated both teams from Raw and SmackDown into one group, led by Bruce Prichard. Paul Heyman will concentrate on his role as an in-ring performer."

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PAUL HEYMAN OUT AS HEAD OF MONDAY NIGHT RAW, CREATIVE TEAMS MERGED

by Mike Johnson @ 7:01 PM on 6/11/2020


WWE just issued the following statement publicly as well as internally:

“In an effort to streamline our creative writing process for television, we have consolidated both teams from Raw and SmackDown into one group, led by Bruce Prichard. Paul Heyman will concentrate on his role as an in-ring performer.”

The decision, obviously, was a Vince McMahon call. One source noted that Vince McMahon had been "very upset" and openly "frustrated" with Monday Night Raw of late. That series has taken the hardest hit in terms of viewership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back in April, McMahon commented on WWE's ratings being down during the company's 2020 first quarter earnings call, noting, "In terms of the why, it goes back to the product itself, and we are the only, you're right, sports environment at the moment. But again, it's a different feel completely than in front of a live audience. We were the first sports to have interaction with live audience as many, many years ago, it was yay, boo. That's the first interaction, and we don't have that now. But we're doing really well, I think, beyond anyone's expectations actually by doing the show without an audience, and everything we do is about the audience and how they react and what you read them and to fund and what have you that they all have by coming to WWE event. So that's really I think why and we need to be able to figure out ways, which we are in that, we will hear the performers putting the bad mouth on each other and so forth, which you never hear before, minimize some of the more creative words, we will say, but nonetheless, there are advantages and we can go outside of the environment too. So we don't want to stay there for two or three matches. You need some relief there. In one form or another, we're figuring that out as well. A lot of things to figure out in this sort of environment, what can you do and what resonates and things of that nature. So it's really, it's brand new for us and for anyone. So there is no audience and it's a different show, completely different show, and I think we're going to get there with...we may be able to take this negative and already turned it into somewhat of a positive as far as ratings and what have you concerned. SmackDown has virtually seen no change, very little. Raw has suffered, but not necessarily because of the environment. It's suffered because we bring in a lot of new talent into Raw and it takes a while to get these new talents over. We no longer have Brock Lesnar obviously, but we have a new champion and a lot of new performers coming out, it takes a while. So that's the reason. And how you use those performers in this story or that story, what have you. So with new talent, it's just going to take a little while. And then, so the Raw's ratings are kind of bounced back considerably."

Thus far, Raw's ratings have not bounced back.

Heyman was named the Executive Director of Monday Night Raw in June 2019. Eric Bischoff was named the same for Friday Night Smackdown, later replaced by Bruce Prichard. At the time, WWE announced that the Executive Director positions had been created to free up Vince McMahon so he did not have to be deep "in the weeds", so to speak, for the weekly WWE broadcasts. At that point, McMahon was also ramping up the return of XFL, which has shuttered in the wake of the pandemic with its parent company Alpha Entertainment filing for bankruptcy.

With Heyman's exit from his position on Raw, Bruce Prichard rises up to become one of the top executives for the company, which as PWInsider.com reported when we broke his return to WWE in February 2019, was always the plan.

There is no word yet whether consolidating the creative teams will lead to additional cuts to creative. WWE had been seeking a new Lead Writer in the wake of Christopher DeJoseph's exit from the Smackdown team and was in the process of new hires for creative within recent weeks.

PWInsider.com will have more on this as we confirm additional details.

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