– Several sources have sent in word that WWE laid off close to 10% of their office staff at corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT this morning. There were layoffs from the television, WWE.com and office divisions with more releases expected for tomorrow. The reason for the layoffs is the economy.
– In the first release of the new year, WWE has parted ways with former ECW referee Keenan Quinn. He was recently sent back to Florida Championship Wrestling when the decision was made to use a singular crew of referees every week, as opposed to a separate group of referees for each brand. The decision to pull back on the number of referees used was due to the company’s economic cutback initiative.
– WWE put out a press release announcing the rebroadcast of ECW on mun2 every Friday night starting January 9th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “We’re excited to expand our partnership with WWE with this new property,” says Alex Pels, General Manager for mun2. “The popularity of WWE among young Latinos has prompted us to continue providing action-packed, WWE entertainment for our audience, all while building strategic partnerships for the network.”
– According to a press release issued by research firm ContactAnyCelebrity.com, John Cena was ranked in the top 10 of the “Most Wanted Celebrities.” Cena only trailed Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Oprah Winfrey, and Zac Efron.