WWE's new head writer is already gone. Adam Rudman, who replaced Eric Pankowski a couple weeks before WrestleMania 29, is no longer with the company. Rudman was let go on Friday; when initially hired, people backstage predicted that he wouldn't last.
The belief backstage is that Rudman didn't have knowledge of the industry and was thus a bad fit.
As noted last week here on the website, longtime producer John Gaburick is also gone from WWE. Gaburick, best known as "Big John" has been with the company since the 1990s and appeared during the original run of Tough Enough on MTV. He is finishing out his commitments to the company.
ORIGINAL: We reported last week that WWE Vice President of Television Production, "Big" John Gaburick, was leaving the company. Gaburick, who had an on camera role with the MTV version of Tough Enough, had a farewell party with his co-workers. The initial word going around was that Gaburick was leaving the company on his own, but one source stated that it was not the case…
"You don't leave that kind of spot and money unless the right people have problems with you."
Gaburick always had a good relationship with Kevin Dunn, WWE's Executive Vice President of Television Production, but Vince McMahon was not always a big fan of him. When Gaburick was promoted to his VP position several years ago, his relationship with Dunn began to sour. Dunn had been someone that previously protected Gaburick from McMahon.
It now seems as if things got to a point where the company decided it was time for a change and Gaburick quietly left his position.