UPDATED: eWrestlingNews.com can now confirm that Joey Styles has indeed been fired by WWE. The release happened late last week after WWE officials viewed a recap and video of a Facebook Q&A session and were said to have been “irate” over Styles’ answers to the fan questions. Styles was notified over the phone by Mark Carrano that he was being let go.
ORIGINAL: As Andy reported earlier here on eWrestlingNews.com, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that WWE released Joey Styles. On July 29th, Styles took part in a Facebok Q&A. Some fans described it as a “shoot style interview.” During the interview, Styles discussed his dislike of the three man commentary teams, not liking the name of the Universal Championship and why Vince McMahon loves Roman Reigns so much.
As of this writing, there is no confirmation that this interview led to his release, but the video has since been pulled from WWE’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Styles worked for WWE as an announcer from 2005 to 2008, transitioned into a position for the company’s website and was promoted to Vice President of Digital Media Content. As of late, Styles was the head guy in charge of WWE.com.