WWE reportedly fire VP of content in a surprise behind the scenes move

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It appears that the WWE is undergoing something of a transition behind the scenes.

Yesterday we brought you news that a long-time writer had officially cut ties with the company on his own terms - taking a new job with The Rock's production company.


And now, less than 24 hours later, there are reports that the WWE has fired an even more senior figure on the creative side as the shake-up continues.


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According to Major League Wrestling, and also reported by Wrestling Inc, WWE have seen fit to let go of their Executive Vice President of Content:

Key figure

As the tweet alludes to, Fox Lee was a very senior figure in the WWE creative department and effectively answered to no-one except the CEO himself, Vince McMahon.

The WWE themselves are yet to confirm the report but, if true, it would mean Lisa Fox Lee leaves the company after 20 years of service.

She was only promoted to the role of Executive Vice President of Content this past January where, according to Wrestling Inc, it was Fox Lee's responsibility to distribute and develop WWE programming. The entire WWE Creative team was also under her supervision.

After working her way up the ladder, though, she clearly failed to impress in such a key position.

Reasons unclear

With some recent WWE storylines - most notably Roman Reigns Royal Rumble victory and a lacklustre role for some popular wrestlers - having come in for criticism in recent times perhaps Vince McMahon felt the WWE needed a clean break. 

On the other hand, with the now fired Lee having been very hands on with the WWE Network, the new platform's up and down start to life may have counted against her. With the Network having shown signs of recent improvement, however, it would be an odd time to fire someone based on its shortfalls.

Regardless of why the WWE saw fit to remove such a "major player" behind the scenes, the move does suggest that the creative team could be heading in a different direction in the near future.

It will be interesting to see whether there is an immediately noticeable difference on upcoming TV broadcasts these next few weeks.

WWE fans: How would you like to see WWE changed in the future? Have your say in the comments below...

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