Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Backstage Update On Gerald Brisco's WWE Status

Backstage Update On Gerald Brisco's WWE Status
It was reported on Monday that WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco was also released from the company as a part of the recent budget cuts.

In an update, Brisco took to Twitter today to correct the original reports, and confirming that he has been furloughed. Brisco, who has been working as a scout for WWE, said he hopes to get back to helping young athletes find their way to the company.

He wrote, "What a writer made a mistake, to set things right. I have not been let go yet I've been placed on furlough don't know who leaked the wrong news. I hope get back to helping young folks find there dream. If not it been on heck of a run #cantkeepawrestlerdown"

Brisco had been mainly scouting amateur wrestling events for the past several years, responsible for giving a look to guys such as Brock Lesnar, Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, among others. It was noted that there are currently no amateur wrestling tournaments going on right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Brisco could be brought back in the future because he was just furloughed.

Brisco's furlough surprised many people as he had been with the company since 1984. The 73 year old Brisco had worked several roles for the company, including as a scout for the WWE NXT brand. Brisco was seen as one of the guys that would be untouchable in a situation like this, but WWE made cuts with several employees who were of an older age group for various reasons.