>To say that morale among WWE employees has been decimated would be an understatement >It should be noted not every division was hit with layoffs, so there are some wondering if there are additional firings coming.>One thing that's been talked up by current and now-former WWE employees we spoke with over the weekend is that this "wouldn't have happened" under Stephanie McMahon's watch. >We've had readers ask if there were any layoffs on the UFC side of TKO. To the best of my knowledge, there were not >What WWE was before last week, it never will be again. It can't be. It's part of a larger entity now - it's a new normal where not even Vince McMahon himself could overrule the Endeavor overlords, even if he wanted to do so.
>OH NOES THE JUNIOR VP OF LIVE EVENT MARKETING FOR THE SOUTHEAST MARKET GOT FUTURE ENDEAVOREDdo smarks really
>>11604090There was probably no UFC layoffs because they already grim reapered UFC a few years ago.
>>11604175100+ of 800 total employees (non wrestlers) were released
>>11604090>this "wouldn't have happened" under Stephanie McMahon's watch.So these retards have no idea how corporate mergers work. It's a completely different company now and past precedents don't mean shit.
>>11604090AEW propaganda, also the wrestler propaganda is still strong, unlike AEW
>>11604272*wrestler morale not propaganda
>>11604208No, the UFC departments are basically swallowing up similar WWE departments. So they will be getting rid of the head of WWE marketing and have UFC marketing take over all marketing while bringing in some old WWE employees to help with the work. This is the same across most of the company. Though the team directly running the wrestling itself should be ok for now unless they plan to overhaul it.
(((Endeavor))) will milk WWE dry. Vince will be dead soon and (((they))) will sell what is left to TK.
I don't care if the janny loses his job only on-screen talent matters
This sounds like a high schooler trying to wax poetically about a corporate merger. What the fuck
>>11604357that's all smark "journalists"
>>11604357100+ people need a new way to feed their family but it's not a big deal bro
>>11604398happens every day.
>>11604280Why would they do that? WWE is much bigger and much more successful than the UFC. It would make more sense for WWE departments to swallow up UFC ones.
>>11604090This idiots have no idea what they into. They should have started updating resumes as soon as the news where out. WWE as a company is no more, it's TKO.
>>11604420his career field is covering wrestling not everything elsehe's allowed to be bummed about it
>>11604090Trannyxirs... You told me they were going to fire half of the WWE roster, and instead they brought The Rock back... How do we cope?
We don't care about the employees. Go post this to reddit and get your updooterinos
>>11604433They are Endevor guys, Endevor wants to go with their guys and not WWE's guys. Pretty straight forward.
>>11604436his career field is working VDS smarks for their parents money
>>11604491vince wont rape you tranny
>>11604455Yes we nigga. Woootards can go fuck themselves
>>11604490> go with the guys who generate less revenue and less value than the WWE guys
Why should I as a viewer give a fuck about the layoffs of office staff. Do you guys freak out whenever a TV production company lays off someone in payroll?
>>11604603>go with cool MMA chads over pro-wrestling geeks
>>11604617For the same reason why you as a viewer should give a fuck about TV ratings.
>>11604575good morning sirs
>>11604575you just hate employees because you've never been one
>>11604275and getting the workforce worse than decimated (octo-mated?) is not good for moral you dumb autist. which is what the op is about.
>>11604623>thinking that office workers are passionate about MMA or pro-wrestlingGo back to /sp/ and heem
>>11604239Boo hoo nigga Maybe don't work for a mentally ill grandpa if you want job security
>>11604090Thing like this will happen, what I'm confused by is the merging of marketing. While the crossover appeal of MMA and Pro Wrestling is actually a large percentage of fans, they are different products that should be presented as such, unless you'd push UFC's marketing in more of a WWE style.
>>11604603>go with the guys you chose for their positions instead of the ones you didn't choose
I really hope all those old farts who are on legends contracts saved up their money, otherwise they're gonna be doing podcasts with conrad via a shitty webcam to make ends meet
>>11604261Stephanie would’ve found a way to keep everyone empolyed. Vince just cares about the money
>>11604663it's different but it's like pepsi and red bull different it's not like they're marketing cars
>>11604625So not at all? OK, thanks.
>>11604633>proud of being an employeelmao at least try to joke about not working or something like that lmao what a wagecuck
>>11604398McDonald's is always hiring
>>11604357Welcome to dirtsheet journalism.
>>11604881yeah you'd know
>>11604090Jews ruin everything they touch. an opposite version of King Midas. Everything they touch turns to shit instead of gold.
>>11604090rich pepo sadoh no
>>11605482only a few of the people who got fired were rich and if they were they got a big severance package
>>11604433This is completely wrong. UFC has been bigger than WWE since the Cena era.
>>11604090You either die as Vince or you live long enough to become Bischoff.
dirtshit geeks didn't get their yummy wummy list of fired wrestlers they were all hoping for so now they are reduced to pretending people care about WWE's accounting department or whatever
>>11604090I've gone through multiple rounds of layoffs over the years and have never felt "demoralized" or had "survivor's guilt". That's just more made up, touchy feely bullshit that got invented over the last decade. They let about 12.5% of the workforce go and they're making it sound like it was D-day or something. Fucking man up, grow a sack and do your job.
>>11605586Not sure what the percentage is, but they have more employees that aren't at the office. Layoffs were all office.
>>11604090I love it when office wagies get reminded that they work for a company trying to make as much money as possible off of them. These people think that they live in a sitcom starring themselves and their idiotic friend group. Why the fuck do people turn their workplace into their homes?
>>11605835they're just normal men
>>11604286>(((they))) will sell what is left to TK.please no.
>>11604639Anon don’t go calling autistic people dumb when you don’t have a firm grip on language. There’s nothing wrong with eliminating redundancy. When two companies combine there is bound to be some. If it was anyone that mattered that would have been kept. The people who have low morale are the ones who are getting laid off next.
>>11604090Fake News ! they have yet to release a wrestler. WWE is drawing dimes more then ever and theres no stopping them !
>>11604090You'll notice that when everything is going right with WWE the AEWtist journalists will attempt to drum up some unprovable story about "MUH MORALE"
>>11606873true, i bet they love the fact that all their friends got fired
>>11604239They should fire way more people. Im sure 100 employees would be enough to run the business efficently.
Yep, the workplace is the place to prioritize friendship. Working out really well with AEW.
>>11606900just because your co workers hate you doesn't mean that should be the norm
>>11604090Who the fuck cares about WWE's employees? They arent World Office People Entertainment.
>>11606925>they aren't their employeesyes they are
>>11606924Your refusal to understand the importance of separating business from friendship, especially in times like this, explains why you think AEW is running smoothly.
>>11606948you sound like you never had a friend or a job in your life
>>11604192based big schleim
>>11604090>it's a new normal
>>11604090I wonder if the quality of WWE video packages/vignettes will drop now if they are getting the UFC AV Dept./marketing side to take it over. They really shouldn't gut that department in WWE as it something they do so well. They can take all of the nonsensical bullshit booking presented on TV and make sense of it for the pre-match video packages.Similar with vignettes for debuting new characters/advancing angles/etc. Nobody in any combat sport does that stuff better than WWE.
>>11608228The vignettes at least for NXT are all Jeremy Borash. If they fire him you know its going to get bad.
>>11608265Endeavor would be pants on head retarded to fire that guy. Would easily be one of the worst decisions that would very negatively impact the onscreen product. But if it does happen he'd walk into a job in AEW and maybe then they'd start producing good quality video packages. Or any at all.
>>11604239>Have to make budget cuts>Cut employees to the point where you only have the "necessary" people>Run inefficiently and overwork the employees for 3-5 years>Slowly start hiring back those positions because they end up being necessary>Repeat
>>11609799to be fair, wwe corporate was bloated because it's an insanely abnormal product it would make your head spin if you knew how much they spent on not wrestlers for bullshit they need jobs for where they spend most of their time doing nothing but still need them
>>11610370yeah I'm sure a massive percentage of the WWE office were just people that had superfluous jobs for life because Vince liked them or owed a favour
>>11609799weird liberal wet dream where most people arent completely replaceable
>>11610574that's funnyliberal democrat ari's people were not replaceable while wwe's people were
>>11610370Im not even talking about WWE. Thats just how businesses operate right now. The company I work for just finished this cycle. A bunch of positions got cut a few years ago. Then we were operating but people started getting burnt out and leaving. Then this year they hired a bunch of those positions that they cut under new names.I obviously have no idea what its like working at WWE, but corporations do not change
>>11610654the leftover wwe employees have to kneel to their endeavor gods after killing their friends, i'm sure this will cause zero animosity
>>11604090Layoffs happen and they're sad but I don't give a fuck. This boohooing article is redditbait.
>>11612270this, the jew company took over so it's based
>>11604090Shitposting aside, it absolutely beggars belief that a professional journalist who supposedly spent years training in University on how to research information can be so massively uninformed on the basics of how public companies function in terms of shareholding to power ratio.It's genuinely staggering to me how poor wrestling journalists are, even by the low standards of journalism present in sports (whcih is the bastard stepchild of real journalism at the best of times)
>>11612669it beggers belief that an autistic e drone gets worked up about a 30 year reporter getting mad about 100 people getting firedyou should be happy about 100 people getting fired, it's fucking insane
>>11612710>NOOOOO YOU CAN'T CRITICISE THE TERRIBLE JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS BECAUSE .... YOU JUST CAN'T OK!!Go back to your shit consolewarring you dumb faggot
>>11604090Wasn't there massive layoffs when Stephanie was there? Like her entire department or some shit
AEW smarks, yet again, letting everyone know they've never worked in a professional environment in their entire lives.
>>11612732go tell the kids of the 100 people fired that their parents getting fired was heckin based and red pilled because ari the jew got more power
>>11604929I hope you guys enjoyed your wrestling boom period because once Jews took over it’s all downhill from here
>gives away his company>gains no additional wealth>completely loses all powerwhats the next step in his master plan?
>>11612876Living comfortably in your head, free of charge, until the end of time.
>>11612899he'll be dead soon though, and ari will take over
Why the fuck does UFC own 51% of TKO when WWE was worth so much more money
>this whole threadLMAO
>>11612929wwe isnt worth that much, thats why no one bought them
>>11612929UFC doesn't own 51%. Endevor who was owner of UFC prior to the merger has 51%.
>>11612929Because Endeavor already owned UFC, and it was Endeavor that bought WWE. Therefore Endeavor needed to maintain more control and voting power over TKO than WWE.
I'm sure it's sad to get laid off because your job is no longer needed, but what are they supposed to do? It's not a charity.
>>11613107keep licking boots faggot
WWE production is what UFC should Unironically keep. UFC doesn't do spectacle, they don't do sets, they don't do fight packages
This is just the start. They begin with the small fish and over time once they feel they can handle the running of WWE on their own they replace the big fish with their own guys. The WWE board members days are numbered.
>WWE morale decimated sure>this "wouldn't have happened" under Stephanie McMahon's watch.fakeImagine being the retard believing this article.
>>11613387this, i work at wwe and think it's fucking epic and based that every 4th person i work with got fired
>>11612876He's earning at least several hundred mill in the next few months. The stock's criminally undervalued.
>>11606948Your point? AEW was running a fuck of a lot smoother before Phuckhead Phil came on and phil'd up the whole company.
If you thought WWE gave out mark contracts just wait until you see how little they're going to get paid now that Endeavor owns them. The UFC pays out only 8% of its revenue to the fighters and there are no merch deals.
>>11613513how much will he earn when smackdown gets cancelled?
>>11613584how much will you cry when smackdown gets a bigger and better deal?
>>11613540Tony being able to offer competitive wages may prevent this from happening. They will probably trim some of the fat of the roster in general but if they try to low ball notable roster members then they may lose them to AEW.
>>11604090>this "wouldn't have happened" under Stephanie McMahon's watchSo it was a good business decision, got it.>>11604239gotta start cuttin' the crust off this shit sandwich
>>11613595how would i react to an impossible event? you tell me there are no reputable sources who thinks shitdown is getting renewed
>>11612768>go tell the kids of the 100 people fired that their parents getting fired was heckin based and red pilledI will, and then I'll laugh at their little faggot tears.
>>11613624and they will cry when they get a whiff of your stench
>>11604398Not to me, no. I wouldn’t expect them to care if I lost my job, why the fuck would they? Quit trying to lie and act like you care about every fucking person, that’s impossible and also retarded. No one in their right mind would expect the average person to fucking weep over every job less in America every day, you’d never be able to Lee up the hydration. Quit letting social media trick you into being a baby back bitch. Care about you and yours, and those you deem worthy of it. Don’t be a fucking moron.
>>11606720What about the women, or those who don’t fall within your gender norms, BIGOT???
>>11612768Why don’t you go to those kids and comfort them or donate to their families so they can be fed, if you’re that worried about it. But you won’t. So shut up, clean your axe wound, and know your role. Bitch.
>>11604090>We've had readers ask if there were any layoffs on the UFC side of TKO. To the best of my knowledge, there were notWhat a surprise.
>>11609799>>11610654You forgot the last step.>rehire those people for less money and reset their pensions
>>11605586Then you are probably a malcontent who hated your coworkers and were glad they got firedHaving survived multiple layoffs/purges, reaction is typically one of three among the rank and file affected by them that survive them1. survivor's guilt because you kept your job but your friends at work didn't2. demoralized, especially if the people fired were super competent at their jobs, meaning the whole operation is now going to suffer with them gone3. sociopathic glee that you didn't get fired/coworkers you hated did get fired. From my experience, 1 and 2 are the most common.
>>11604090Yet, they're still there.
>>11614705Wrestling isn't a normal job. They're on the road almost 365 days a year. What difference does it make what company it's for or if they get laid off. They have specialized skills and experience. This isn't hard labor.
>>11604090This is literally what always happens when one company buys another company. The new organization looks for duplicate positions and cuts them from the acquired company. It's a form of cost cutting. This is nothing new.
>>11614720Can you even read? The layoffs were at the cooperate level not the wrestlers.>demoralized, especially if the people fired were super competent at their jobsThis is what usually hits people the hardest and gets them to start looking for another job. If your coworker, who was great gets fire, you might be next. It will be interesting in a few years when they start looking at the wrestling side to figure out what the best options are to save money.
>>11604090decimated just means 10% down so while that's somewhat significant, it's not the end of the world and can be recovered
>>11606983why the fuck would I want to mix my personal life with people I have nothing in common with outside of the workplace we incidentally share? You think like a retarded woman. No wonder why trannyism is on the rise.
>>11615270>This is what usually hits people the hardest and gets them to start looking for another job. If your coworker, who was great gets fire, you might be next.what the fuck were the layoffs "great" at that any other dipshit with an IQ above room temperature couldn't do at a fraction of the cost?
>>11604398Not my problem
>>11604239>100+ of 800 total employees (non wrestlers) were released1/8th of office staff in a merger of this size is merciful
>>11616287thats not just office staff, they have plenty of non office employees
>>11616035yes it is
>>11615947Depends on what the position is. Do you even have a career? All the companies I have worked for usually have positions that might not be super specific but do a lot of inbetween stuff that helps keep the other jobs running smoothly. I have no idea how WWE structured their offices but lets say there was a position that dealt booking house show logistics in the north east. They also have assistance that helps out but primarily plans the lodging and transportation for the ring crew. These positions only consist of emailing venues and hotels, and planning out a schedule. Sure other people can do the position, but the lack of experience in that specific area could create problems. Now if one person leaves thats not a big deal because the people around that position and help the new person out. The problem is when they take out a whole department and now there is no one to train the new team. The lack of wisdom about the position will also create issues, such has knowing to book hotel A over hotel B, because hotel B is in a heavily trafficked area and has made the ring crew late to the arena.
>>11619372me on the right
>>11604090who did they fire so far?
>>11620795maybe like 30% to 40% of the office more coming, their goal is to cut 100M from the labor force in the next few months
>>11604090>UFC people weren't laid off because UFC is the majority shareholder. Except its not and that's not how mergers work. Endeavor owns 57% of TKO Holdings. UFC is just a brand under that trade name. In mergers like this, you trim the fat everywhere. I hate when wrestling geeks talk about actual business matters because it's obvious they know fuck all.
>>11625342Ari is the boss. They kept Ari's guys and fired Vince's because Vince is Ari's bitch.