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Mark Carrano no longer with WWE, talent relations shakeup continues


This story was updated at 11 AM EST Friday.

In what quickly became an overhaul of the talent relations department, senior director Mark Carrano is no longer with WWE, fired on Thursday following the "trash bag incident" that went viral on wrestling Twitter.

The news was first reported by Wrestling Inc and confirmed by Dave Meltzer.

Recently released Mickie James posted an image on social media Thursday where her belongings and gear were sent to her in a trash bag. Other female talents like Maria Kanellis and Jillian Hall tweeted they had received a similar treatment. As of now, none of the other ten talents released last week have publicly said they also received their gear in a similar fashion.

Paul "Triple H" Levesque and Stephanie McMahon both apologized to James Thursday on Twitter with Levesque adding the "person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired and is no longer with WWE."

Carrano joins director of talent relations Nicole Zeoli and senior manager of talent relations John Cone as those no longer in their roles, first reported by PWInsider. Zeoli is gone from the company altogether while Cone remains as a referee.

Zeoli and Cone's removal from their roles was unrelated to the incident.

John Laurinaitis was recently rehired by WWE as general manager of talent with Carrano reporting to him.