McKenzie Mitchell joined WWE in 2019 after several years working for Impact Wrestling. She’s been NXT’s main backstage interviewer for most of her run with the company — a run that she today (Dec. 1) shared has ended:
Today I was released by WWE. I met my husband, moved cross country from CT to FL for @wwenxt (a place I’ve always considered home), and met friends that became like family. I’ve always said and firmly believe in “when door closes, another opens.”https://t.co/scUFllumrY pic.twitter.com/s1YCmmTz4Z— McKenzie Mitchell (@mckenzienmitch) December 1, 2023
WWE has laid off more corporate employees today, according to multiple people at the company.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) December 1, 2023
This follows layoffs of more than 100 employees in September following the closing of the TKO merger.
Firings among full-time employees were expected once the Endeavor deal closed and WWE was merged with UFC under the new TKO Group Holdings banner. Management promised investors they’d be able to cut costs and boost the bottom line with moves like eliminating redundant positions.
We’ll provide updates if more talent releases occur, or if prominent names are among the cuts at corporate.
Best wishes to Mitchell and anyone at WWE (or elsewhere) who lost their job today.