WWE Quietly Fires Senior VP of Talent Relations, Canyon Ceman

Published 07/24/2021, 2:03 AM EDT


WWE has let go of yet another of their key people. Canyon Ceman, Senior Vice President of Talent Development, has been let go by WWE on Friday (7/23).

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The rumors of Ceman’s departure were circulating a few weeks ago. But they dried down as WWE either debunked them or delayed the process. Ceman has been with the company for almost a decade.

The news was first revealed by PWInsider. Ceman first came to WWE as senior director of talent relations and was later promoted to VP of talent development in 2015.

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Ceman’s last promotion came in 2018 as he became one of the key people responsible for searching and recruiting for the WWE NXT roster amidst other roles. He used to scout talents from events including NCAA Wrestling and World’s Strongest Man competitions.

It would not be wrong to assume that Canyon Ceman had a huge role in putting up the current Black-and-gold roster. Before WWE, Ceman was the Chief Financial Officer of the Association of Volleyball Professionals after a consultation job. He himself was a successful pro volleyball player.

This news comes right after the news of WWE officials selling their stocks came in recently.

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Apart from Canyon Ceman, why is WWE firing so many people?

When Nick Khan came in as the President of WWE, there were speculations that some employees would be let go. Keeping in mind that various employees were fired and Bruce Prichard was taken down from his duties as the senior writer for SmackDown.

Many superstars were also fired including Mickie James, BraunStrowman, The IIConics, Ruby Riott. This created a buzz that Vince McMahon might be trying to sell his company off.

NBC’s Peacock’s acquisition of WWE Network in the USA was apparently a big hint for the sale. Hence WWE is trying to cut back expenses by cutting off wrestlers in order to make the company look as profitable as possible.

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Coming back to Ceman, WWE would temporarily replace him with John Laurinaitis, the head of talent relations. WWE will try to find a better replacement soon.

WWE is yet to comment on the situation. We don’t know if this decision of letting Canyon go was of Vince McMahon’s or Nick Khan’s.

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We would give an update as soon as it is available. Till then, let us know what you make of this situation in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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