WWE: Survivor Series Notes, Another High Level Executive Departure, New Icons Series

WWE Survivor Series 2020 News & Notes

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that the producers for the matches at this past Sunday’s Survivor Series 2020 event were:

  • Michael Hayes for the Champions vs. Champions – Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns match
  • TJ Wilson (former Tyson Kidd in WWE) for the Champions vs. Champions – Asuka vs. Sasha Banks match.
  • TJ Wilson and Pat Buck for the Women’s Survivor Series Elimination match.
  • Chris Park (former Abyss in Impact) for the Men’s Survivor Series Elimination match
  • Pat Buck for the Champions vs. Champions – New Day vs. Street Profits match.
  • Adam Pearce for the Dual Brand Battle Royal match.
  • Jason Jordan for the Champions vs. Champions – Sami Zayn vs. Bobby Lashley match.

Johnson also reported that the Gobbledy Gooker was portrayed by Drew Gulak, Bayley’s early elimination in the Women’s Survivor Series match was not due to any injury issues and instead was done as originally planned, and Edge was among those seen backstage at the event.

Johnson also reported that The Undertaker’s wife, Michelle McCool, and other members of his family were in attendance at the event.

In regards to future WWE content, WWE reportedly taped a lot of interviews throughout the day with all the legends invited to the event for future WWE DVD releases and WWE Network projects.

Another High Level Executive Released Last Week

As noted before, WWE released several high level executives from their corporate front office last week. At least three were known to have been released at the time of the Wrestling Observer’s report.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that a fourth high level executive, Pam Murrin, was recently confirmed to have been among those released last week.

Murrin was the Senior Vice President for Data Strategy and her release was due to Vince McMahon becoming less interested in data analytics for the WWE Network. Johnson reported that data collection on WWE Network users was something advocated a lot by former WWE Co-President George Barrios.

New WWE Icon Series Arriving Next Year on WWE Network

WWE recently announced that a new documentary series will be arriving next year on the WWE Network.

This upcoming new series is called WWE Icons and each biographical episode will focus on a specific WWE Legend.

A trailer released for the series revealed that episodes based on Yokozuna, Lex Luger, Rob Van Dam, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, and Beth Phoenix are currently planned to be released.