WWE reportedly fires a creative team member

May 6, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp has learned on Monday that former Raw home writer Ryan Callahan has been fired by WWE. He had been with the company for several years.

WWE has home and road teams, with the road team traveling to each Raw.

The firing has nothing to do with ratings, viewership, storylines or anything of the sort. Instead, Sapp was told that Callahan had an issue with Dave Kapoor aka Rainjin Singh on TV for years. Kapoor felt that Callahan took creative changes a little too personally, and was difficult to work with, not setting a good example for the rest of the writing team. Callahan was subsequently fired the evening of Thursday, May 2.

Those Fightful have spoken to couldn’t speak the the authenticity of Kapoor’s qualms, but said that it seemed like they butted heads often.

Callahan has worked on “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Monster In Laws,” and several other shows in the past.

WWE’s writing staff has seen a major shakeup. Road Dogg stepped down as lead Smackdown writer, RD Evans quit on the spot during the WWE Hall of Fame, Kazeem Famuyide was cut from the company, and Dave Schilling was both hired and left the company in a matter of months. In addition, Dana Warrior joined the team in recent months.

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