No, WWE Hall Of Famer Sean “X-Pac” Waltman wasn’t lying when he said a writer was fired after Vince McMahon was mentioned in a speech at this year’s Hall Of Fame ceremony. PWInsider has confirmed that WWE creative team member Robert Evans was handed his walking papers from the company during WrestleMania week.
The report claims Evans was let go during the Hall Of Fame induction ceremony after a speech he produced mentioned Vince McMahon’s name. Over the past several years, McMahon has stressed that he does not want to be mentioned in Hall Of Fame speeches. Once McMahon’s name was mentioned during a speech, Evans took the blame as the writer and producer of the segment.
Bret Hart’s induction speech for The Hart Foundation did feature a mention of McMahon, who Hart said praised the Foundation’s work once. It remains unknown if this is the segment Evans produced. Closing the night, D-Generation X poked fun at McMahon not wanting his name mentioned by saying his name several times. Billy Gun, a producer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), joked during the speech that McMahon couldn’t fire him.
As for Evans, he is a former wrestler who has performed for Ring Of Honor (ROH), CHIKARA, and other notable promotions. He competed under the names RD Evans and Archibald Peck. Evans signed with WWE back in 2016 and was well-liked by those within the company.