The writer who was apparently fired during last weekend's WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony has spoken out and claimed that he actually quit.
The WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony should be a night during which the wrestling world celebrates some of its biggest stars of the past. This year, it is sadly being talked about for the bad things that happened. Talking point number one being the attack on Bret Hart. A fan rushed the stage and took both The Hitman and Natalya to the floor before being removed from the building.
The other news emerging from the ceremony was that Vince McMahon apparently fired a writer while the show was going on. During Hart's speech, the former WWE Champion mentioned the chairman a number of times. Mr. McMahon doesn't like that. So much so that it has become a running joke. He reportedly then proceeded to fire the writer who helped Hart write his speech.
That writer's name is Robert Evans. Evans has remained silent on the situation. That was until Thursday of this week. The now former WWE writer issued a short and sweet statement on social media. The screenshot of an iPhone note he posted simply reads "I quit WWE."
PWInsider reports that even though that is technically true, it wasn't as smooth and as simple as that. It has been reported that Evans likely saw the firing imminently coming and chose to quit before Mr. McMahon could fire him. Either way, it seems pretty unfair considering D-Generation X then proceeded to say the boss's name over and over again during their acceptance speech.
All in all, the week after WrestleMania hasn't been a great one for WWE. Not only did Evans quit, but there are also reports that Road Dogg has stepped back from his role as the co-head writer of SmackDown Live. If these things are going to happen, now might be the best time for them to go down. This coming week's Superstar Shakeup should effectively be treated like a clean slate. The writer turnover just means that clean slate can extend to backstage staff too.