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UPDATED: More on Writer Chris DeJoseph’s Release, Not Related to Cutbacks

May 29, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Chris Christopher DeJoseph

UPDATE: PWInsider has confirmed the report by the Wrestling Observer that Chris DeJoseph was released earlier today. The site has some more details, noting that DeJoseph was at TV tapings earlier this week. DeJoseph had even received a promotion within the last week or so. According to the site’s sources, they have been told it’s not due to any of the COVID-19-inspired cutbacks.

ORIGINAL: According to a new report, Smackdown writer Christopher DeJoseph was released from his contract by WWE. The Wrestling Observer’s Daily Update reports that DeJoseph, who was a lead writer on Smackdown under Executive Director Bruce Prichard, was let go.

There are no details available on why or exactly when DeJoseph was let go. DeJoseph returned to WWE in December starting with TLC. He previously had a run on the writing team in the mid-2000s and had an on-screen role as Bick Dick Johnson.