WWE NEWS: Bruce Prichard’s Role, Jim Ross’s contract, Wrestlemania and more

Bruce Prichard

Bruce Prichard was rehired by WWE a few weeks ago as a full-time employee, after having secretly been a consultant since January. His role within WWE was unknown, but it is now being said that he has been made a senior Vice President of WWE and is being positioned in a very key role.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider has speculated that Bruce is likely making more money now than he has ever made in his career.

There is something of note with this rehire which is that Stephanie McMahon is the reason Bruce was fired by WWE 10 years ago as the pair never saw eye to eye. Of course, the structure of WWE and the role of Stephanie is different to what it was in 2009 but the power dynamic in the office right now is very interesting and will no doubt be of much discussion.

Jim Ross

JR has been unused by WWE for a few years now and yet still remains under contract. However, that is about to change as Jim’s contract is due to come to an end on March 29th. The legendary commentator has been with WWE for 26 years but has stated that he needs to “move on“.

There have been rumblings about JR’s possible role with AEW and Ross believes he is still able to do play-by-play commentary and would love to continue doing so, but unfortunately WWE do not believe that’s the case.

Wrestlemania 36

WWE have officially announced that Wrestlemania 36 will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida on April 5th 2020. They ran a press conference today with Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, Triple H and others speaking about the event.

Jeff Jarrett

Double JJ was hired by WWE a number of weeks ago to be a backstage producer but it has com to light that he has now been positioned into a creative role within the company.

He has been placed in a full-time executive level role within the creative team and is not simply being used as a writer.

This marks just one of the many huge backstage changes that have been happening over the past couple of months with hires such as Abyss, Sonjay Dutt and Pritchard. In addition to this, Paul Heyman has been positioned in a much greater role backstage – having been intimately involved in all things Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar.

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