WWE: Former Creative Writer Hired, Hidden Gems Series Cancelled, Orlando Bidding for Major Events

Co-Executive Producer Chris DeJoseph Leaves MLW for New Job in WWE

Chris DeJoseph has recently left Major League Wrestling and accepted a new job with WWE, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported.

Johnson reported that DeJoseph’s departure from MLW was amicable after roughly one month as the company’s co-executive producer. Prior to accepting a job with MLW, DeJoseph had been in talks with WWE regarding a potential return to the company.

DeJoseph was a member of WWE’s creative team from 2004 to 2010 and was also known for his role as the on-air character Big Dick Johnson. He was also the co-executive producer of Lucha Underground from its founding in 2014 until its indefinite hiatus in 2018.

WWE Drops All Plans for Future Updates for WWE Network’s Hidden Gems Series

WWE reportedly has dropped all plans for future content updates for their Hidden Gems series on the WWE Network, according to PWInsider.

Johnson also reported that one of his sources stated that this does not mean WWE will no longer be uploading classic content to the Network nor does it mean that this decision is permanent.

WWE Network’s last update for their Hidden Gems series was on November 21st and featured a Survivor Series theme.

Orlando Submitted Bids to Host Future SummerSlam and Survivor Series Events

The city of Orlando reportedly has recently submitted bids to WWE to host a future SummerSlam and Survivor Series events, according to ClickOrlando.com.

It was reported that city officials recently approved $125,000 in funding to help bring two of WWE’s major wrestling events to the city between 2020 to 2022. A bidding fee of $75,000 was submitted for a future SummerSlam event and a bidding fee of $50,000 was submitted for a future Survivor Series event. It was also reported that the economic impact of hosting both events for the city is estimated to be around $10 million.