Ryan Katz is one of many producers, executives and wrestlers who recently lost their jobs at WWE. Katz has been with the company since 2012. Ryan worked as a loyal employee for years and worked as an assistant producer at NXT.
Katz shared her thoughts on her publication Facebook page. The producer discussed his long history with WWE and how he struggled in the ranks. Ryan is grateful for the opportunity.
“In early 2012, I was offered a talented contract with WWE. My dream came true. A day after the Fed-Ex came with my documents, the guy who hired me was fired, and another day later I read that the FCW was closing. Having experienced a similar experience twice in the past, I didn’t feel very optimistic about my future at WWE. After graduating from college, I was very close to working with WCW on their internet and hotline team, but the woman who hired me was relocated from WCW and the opportunity was lost. At the time, I was supposed to be competing in the Deal or No Deal contest, but my hiring producer was fired and the opportunity didn’t materialize again. So this was something I was familiar with, and while I was waiting for the date of the medical examination, I called 203, which led to the cancellation of my contract offer.
I had to keep working harder.
Until June 2013, I was the 1st employee of the new WWE Performance Center and a supporter and student of Dusty Rhodes.
My run at WWE was extraordinary. The talents I worked with, the cultures I learned, international travel, friends, creative work, passion, dedication and dedication – all of these have allowed me to live my life with a smile on my face and love in my heart. I love people. I love supporting talent. Helping them make their dreams come true. Support them and vote for them if their voice is not heard. I love to improve people’s moods, give them confidence, and in many cases take them out of the figurative sense and lighten their minds so they can do what they set out to do. I had to work with the biggest stars in the world and I had the opportunity to help shape them and direct them to who I am today, and for that I am happy, grateful and humble.
I also can’t remember all the wonderful, talented, charming, charismatic and hardworking hopefuls who have had a positive impact on my life.
When I got the call, I wasn’t upset or angry, I actually laughed a little. I know it will be good.
I have a wife who loves me, a puppy who loves me, and I have made a positive impact on people through messages, calls, and what I have read, and through that all my influence has been full of kindness and respect.
Special thanks to Canyon Seman, Bill DeMott, Matt Bloom, William Regal and, of course, the American Dream for always trusting me, supporting me and lifting me up. , guidance and knowledge. I was fortunate enough to be one of the few who had the opportunity to “make a dream come true” and lived every second of it with heart, passion, love and devotion.
Thank you to all the coaches, staff and talent who have worked with me for allowing me to be a part of your life and dreams.
As someone who has had so many great experiences and opportunities, I can raise my head high and say with a smile on my face that there is still so much ahead and I can still grow, learn and hope to I try to touch my knowledge. full potential.
Loving the life you live is very important, so you can live the life you love, and even through bad news and the uncertainty of unemployment, I pay for the abundance of love.
To the talent that goes to work today, angry, sad, angry, whatever … Leave it at the door. You are there for a purpose and go for it. I left you the final motivational statement at Dogg House. Read it, live it and be undeniable.
Nuff Respect. Love, peace and smile forever! “
WWE said in a statement that the releases are part of the ongoing evolution of the NXT brand. Last year, the company cut nearly 80 wrestlers and a growing backstage staff. Ryan Katz is grateful for the time he spent creating the brand and for helping him along the way.