Bruce Prichard has been named interim Head of Talent Relations of WWE, as John Laurinaitis has been placed on administrative leave.
PWInsider reported tonight that WWE issued a memo to talent that Prichard is the new Head of Talent Relations going forward. According to the memo, "pending the conclusion of [WWE's] Board of Directors' internal investigation", Laurinaitis has been placed on administrative leave. The memo additionally promised that Prichard would provide a “seamless transition.”
PWInsider also reported earlier tonight that Laurinaitis was not backstage for tonight's Raw.
Laurinaitis, along with Vince McMahon, are under investigation by the WWE Board of Directors over a $3 million dollar hush money agreement to a former employee who allegedly had a sexual relationship with both men. McMahon voluntarily stepped down as CEO and Chairman of WWE on Friday while the investigation takes place. Stephane McMahon has been named interim CEO and Chairwoman.
Prichard, who has worked with WWE off and on since the 1980s, returned to the company in 2019 as a Senior Vice President. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer of both Raw and SmackDown.