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Report: WWE Releases Mark Carrano, More Backstage Shakeups


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Following a tumultuous evening, WWE has shaken up its office structure. 

Following the tweet from Mickie James revealing WWE sent her belongings in a trash bag, and the subsequent announcing that that person responsible for that had been fired, several reports indicate Mark Carrano, the former Head of Talent Relations has been fired. A report from Fightful Select noted John Laurinaitis, who took over most of Carrano’s duties, had been singling out Carrano out as the person responsible.

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Additionally, Fightful notes that Joe Villa, WWE’s Manager of Publicity and Corporate Communications for nearly a decade has been let go. Fightful also confirmed Dan Engler, a referee on Monday Night Raw, has departed his role as a Senior Manager in the Talent Relations Department as of Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Engler will stay on as a referee.

PWInsider reported a similar circumstance for John Cone. Cone is no longer working in the Talent Relations Department as a Senior Manager. Much like Engler, Cone will continue with WWE as a referee. PWInsider also notes Nicole Zeoli, WWE’s Director of Talent Relations for the last three years and a 12-year employee of WWE is no longer with the company. 

WrestleZone will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.