WrestleZone has exclusively learned that WWE very quietly informed several talents, including Zeb Colter and Vickie Guerrero, that all "non-essential" personnel will soon be left off the live events.
The decision was made as a cost-cutting measure, as WWE has done away with the so-called "B" towns and is now running larger arenas, with more cost, during a time when top star John Cena is on the shelf for several months. The upcoming cost-cutting measure apparently does not apply to Paul Heyman or Brad Maddox, who are both considered "vital" (according to our source in the WWE office) to current storylines. Maddox has been the representative of the new regime at the shows, and Heyman (who works a limited live event schedule) is the focal heel in his stable's feud with CM Punk.
It is unknown when Guerrero and Colter will be pulled from the live events, although Colter did not appear on last weekend's live events and may already be off the live events as of this report.
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