Details are sketchy right now, but WrestleZone can confirm that Freddie Prinze Jr. was saying goodbye to many people backstage at the WWE Smackdown tapings tonight, and has made the decision to leave the company now that his contract has expired.
"Freddie just didn’t feel like the writing team is in a position to really contribute anymore," a WWE superstar told WrestleZone this evening. "He loves the business, and will probably never have a bad word to say about (WWE Chairman) Vince (McMahon) or Stephanie (McMahon-LeVesque) or even Triple H, but there is growing frustration among the writers because they feel like they’re only taking dictation now, and then Vince micro-analyzes every word on every written problem, which just chokes everyone’s creativity."
Prinze was reportedly saying quiet goodbyes to several wrestlers tonight. It is believed tonight could have been his last night with the company, but that has not yet been confirmed.
We will keep you up to date on this breaking story as it continues to develop.