WWE News: Former lead WWE writer Tom Casiello talks about his release on Twitter
There is still little clarity about the real reason for Casiello being asked to leave.
In what came as a dramatic development, the WWE fired their long-time lead writer Tom Casiello from his position a couple of days back. Yesterday, Casiello gave his statement on the matter through a series of tweets.
He started off by providing a simple explanation of what exactly happened and the consequence of it for both him and the WWE. His first Tweet read:
What "more" on the story,or me,is there? They eliminated my position. I said,"ok". They save money & I move on to next thing. NEWSWORTHY. https://t.co/d5sJxW1Zh9— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
Casiello made it clear that this was his only statement on his removal from the WWE and he would not entertain any more requests:
I'm sure there will now be lots of stupidity floating around. So here's my only statement on this, and you can print it, and then I'm...— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
The former WWE writer discussed his relationship with the McMahon family and the good reputation that he had managed to earn in the past 6 years. He said:
...not entertaining this anymore. I think the McMahons, despite all their eccentricities and quirks, are AWESOME. I loved working with them.— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
You won't find one bad story about me in six years. Well, I did fall asleep in a production meeting once. But whatever. We all got along.— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
Tom Casiello claimed that his fellow writers in the WWE were like his brothers and although he was sad about not working with them anymore, they would still be friends. Casiello stated:
I got along great with talent. The writers are like BROTHERS to me. It was sad, but I walked out with my head held high, and I'm seeing...— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
He asserted that he is proud of the work he has done in the WWE and the highly skilled people that he worked with:
...them for dinner next week. There's no scandal or drama. I worked with amazing people who produce almost 600 hours of original television— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
EVERY YEAR. Think about that. That's ASTOUNDING. We created a lot of great shit while I was there. Proud of my time there, and now it's...— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
...on to the next thing. There. There's your news story. I know, it's thrilling. Heart-stopping even. :-P— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 10 December 2016
Speaking about his role in the WWE’s women’s revolution, Casiello gave full credit to the female superstars for achieving it. He admitted that he was involved in it from Day One but so was everyone else in the WWE.
HAH! There is something else I want to say. (See? Y'all got me cutting promos now!) But to say that I, and I alone, am single-handedly..— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
...responsible for the Women's Revolution is preposterous & an insult to the dedication and hard work those amazing women have accomplished.— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
Tom Casiello talked about Vince McMahon being firmly behind the women’s revolution and also mentioned his role in the creative process.
He then assured the fans that him leaving the company does not mean that the WWE Women’s division is heading back to old days because the current crop of female superstars was here to stay.
Newsflash: if Vince doesn't want to do something, he doesn't do it. If he wants to,he does it. Did I work closely with the Women's Division?— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
Yes. I did. From Day one. And I always fought to get them more time and better stories, etc. But believe me when I say it takes an ARMY of— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
people to make Raw and SDL happen. And EVERYONE is behind what's been happening with the Division. And EVERYONE works together to— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
see it through. So for everyone posting and speculating and wondering if this means the Women's Division is suddenly going to go back to— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
bra and panties matches that are 3 minutes long... stop. These women are unstoppable. They're here to stay, no matter who's writing the show— Tom Casiello (@tommiecas) 11 December 2016
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