After over half a century embedded in the magnetic world of wrestling, Rich Hering, a revered member and 2021 Warrior Award recipient of the WWE Hall of Fame, has gracefully bowed out of the spotlight, parting ways with the global wrestling powerhouse, WWE.
As reported by "PWInsider Elite," Hering's retirement unfolds as a self-directed curtain call, not nudged by layoffs or corporate reshuffling, but rather a personal choice. His departure comes not without a wave of surprise rippling through the company's corridors, given his monumental, decades-long contribution, especially at a time when his expertise seemed indispensable.
Farewell of Enduring Loyalty
Hering's tenure, spanning five distinguished decades, witnessed his steadfast loyalty and pivotal backstage role from the era of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) under the stewardship of Vince McMahon Sr., evolving into the globally recognized brand we herald today as WWE.
Rich excelled and thrived in his multifaceted role as the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Risk Management. He seamlessly navigated through the intricate web of supervising the company's medical and security departments, managing complex risk management projects, and adeptly handling vending contracts.
His administrative dexterity rendered him an unsung hero, ensuring the company's smooth functioning away from the audience's electrifying roars and the wrestling arenas' scintillating lights. Interestingly, Hering was not always concealed behind the curtains.
His involvement rippled onto the screen, etching his name into one of the most iconic moments in wrestling folklore: officiating the mythical wedding of Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth. It was a moment that transcended wrestling scriptwriting, nudging Hering into the warm adoration of fans worldwide.
His departure marks the end of an era, a heartfelt farewell from a man who has seen the company through thick and thin, navigating through the tumultuous seas of change and steering the organization with unwavering resolve and dedication.
Rich Hering leaves behind not just a vacancy in a position but an indelible mark of tireless service, commitment, and, above all, a legacy that will reverberate through the annals of WWE history for generations to come. As the wrestling community pauses, tipping its hat to honour Hering, his absence will undoubtedly echo through the hallowed halls of the WWE, reminding us of the silent warriors who shape the spectacle we adore from the shadows.