We reported the news of the return in the company of John Laurinaitis, former Director of the relationship with WWE talents, several years ago, who hasn't held this role for a long time, and who as Johnny Ace who had also become a WWE public figure, playing the character of the evil director of "People Power" within the company's storylines, in long feuds with John Cena and several other important characters.
Apparently, after almost 10 years, Laurinaitis has thus been reappointed as the Director of Relations with the talents of the company, a role he has played for years, in the past, bringing up many complaints and criticisms from athletes and experts, for the conception of performer/Diva, despite the huge evolution in the WWE women's sector in recent years.
Backstage News on John Laurinaitis
According to what was reported in the last few hours by the well-known overseas site Fightful, several WWE athletes are said to be starting to worry about John Laurinaitis returning on a permanent basis, due to his rather antiquated conception of female wrestling, but the choice of WWE is said have been almost forced, given that by now Mark Carrano, the former director of relations with talents, had lost much of the trust that wrestlers and professionals placed in him, after what happened in 2020.
As reported by the well-known site, in fact: "All those cuts, in general, eroded a lot of the trust that the company had, after letting go of several wrestlers, after being made long-term promises, Carrano was given a lot of the blame for how much happened, having been a fundamental person in this matter"
After the cuts arrived in April 2020, in the middle of the covid pandemic, the WWE talents would therefore have placed much of the blame for the layoffs on former director Mark Carrano, who found himself in a few months no longer trusting anyone of wrestlers, as his promises had not been kept.
Now it will be necessary to see if the insiders will be able to trust Laurinaitis or if the work of the new manager will begin as uphill as it seems. Through the agency, WWE will look to secure appearances, film and TV roles, and other engagements for its Superstars.
The new position will see John Laurinaitis immediately become the General Manager of Talent. According to another report by PW Insider, WWE staff were told about the appointment this morning. Mark Carano will be reporting to Laurinaitis, who, in turn, will be reporting to Brad Blum, the WWE Executive Vice President of Operations.