Mark Carrano reportedly fired by WWE

Apr 22, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Mark Carrano has reportedly been fired from WWE. The departure was first reported by Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc.

It’s believed that Carrano was fired over the incident with Mickie James receiving some of her belongings in a black trash bag, which led to Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and John Laurinaitis issuing statements, and saying the employee had been fired.

Carrano, who worked as the Head of Talent Relations until Laurinaitis took back over in early March, had been with WWE for several years. He was apparently working as Senior Director.

You can click here and click here for full details on the James incident. Details on the Talent Relations shake-up can be found at this link, but Carrano is no longer with the company.

Stay tuned for more.

8 Responses

  1. 5 Sided Ring says:

    I don’t understand why he would be fired for this. It’s not like a high-ranking administrative role would be the one obtaining and packing up her belongings to take to UPS. He would delegate those tasks to a scrub or an intern or something

  2. art123guy says:

    @5 Sided Ring–My guess is they fired him because firing a scrub/intern wouldn’t look like they took the incident seriously. But that begs the question…Shouldn’t they fire the person who told Carrano to send Mickie her belongings? HHH? Steph? Vince?

  3. Pisto75666 says:

    But he was the SENIOR DIRECTOR of Talent Relations. Which means he’s in charge and he’d be the one telling the intern what to do with MJ’s stuff.

    Are all wrestling fans this clueless on how rl works??

  4. art123guy says:

    @Pisto75666–So yer thinking he told someone to toss Mickie James’ stuff in a garbage bag and mail it to her?

    In real life, the executives say ‘I don’t care how it gets done, just get it done’.

  5. Rob Dam Van! Shirt Typo! says:

    @Pisto75666 Unless the task is very delicate and needs to be carried out a certain way without question then someone in his role would probably give instructions to the extent of “go mail Mickie’s things to her”

  6. Luke says:

    @art123guy & Rob Dam Van! Shirt Typo!
    Of course, but if it was someone reporting to Carrano, it would have been up to him to instill certain values in his staff. Then again, Carrano also reports to someone and that someone failed to instill certain values in him. The blame only goes so far up the ladder, that’s why corporations don’t work in nature.

    On the other hand, I’m guessing that bag didn’t contain anything breakable, probably just textiles. To all those outraged, I leave you with this quote.

    “We live in a world where burials are more important than the deceased, where weddings are more important than love, where appearance is more important than knowledge.
    We live in a culture of packaging that despises content.”

  7. art123guy says:

    @Luke–You’re right. There’s always an exception to the rule and it probably wasn’t anything breakable that was shipped. But a Senior Director shouldn’t have to fully explain how to pack someone’s belongings.

    I do believe the WWE is embarrassed and sorry that this was handled this way. But how do they show they REALLY care? Fire the person who packed it or the Senior Director in charge? Seems the choice, though I don’t agree with it, is obvious. Personally, I don’t think anyone should be fired, but hey, that’s me. Maybe WWE was looking to get rid of Carrano and figured ‘let’s fire him for this’.

    Lastly, anyone other that Mickie and maybe her husband that is outraged by the way her stuff wa packed is to sensitive for the real world.

  8. Joseph says:

    No body working in a company that size would put items in a trash bag and mail them out unless told to do it that way. It doesn’t matter if the items were breakable or not. To me there’s only one reason to send a package like that and that’s to say “here’s your trash”.

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