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WWE’s Long-Time Employee Furloughed, Jim Ross Reacts

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 19, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO

On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1999’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

– Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko Vs. Scott & Steve Armstrong

– Psychosis Vs. Juventud Guerrera Vs. Blitzkrieg Vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.

– Kendo Stick Versus Trash Can: Brian Knobs Vs. Hak

– Buff Bagwell Vs. Disco Inferno

– Billy Kidman Vs. Raven

– Scott Steiner, Vs. Scott Norton

– Kevin Nash Vs. Ric Flair

– Diamond Dallas Page Vs. Goldberg

• WWE’s Long-Time Employee Furloughed, Jim Ross Reacts

Due to budget cuts caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, WWE has released over 45 employees up till now. The most recent name to come out that has been furloughed by the company is Kerwin Silfies, the director of live WWE programming.

He had been working behind the scenes since the 1980s, but he won’t be serving the company until the 1st of July at least.

Conrad Thompson revealed the news about Silfies this week on Grilling JR with Jim Ross, while discussing some of the long-time and respected employees that were on the list of released/furloughs last week.

Thompson said:

“I don’t know if some of these names are out there, but I hear that Kerwin Silfies got furloughed. Kerwin’s been there since Vince’s there, right?”

JR said:

“Kerwin was there a long time before I got there and I got there in 93. Kerwin was very well established as the director [and he] worked in the truck. Kerwin took a lot of sh*t over the years…

Kerwin Silfies is a great director and here’s the thing that [WWE] discounts sometimes – is that they have discounted [and] apparently furloughed and or fired some great people with great product knowledge and that to me is always a big thing.”

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