WWE sources have exclusively revealed to SE Scoops that WWE's John Laurinaitis, Head of Talent Relations, is currently in the doghouse with not only Vince McMahon, but Triple H also. This should come as no surprise to anybody who has been watching WWE Raw as of late.
The WWE Chairman, and possible future chairman, are reportedly seething with Laurinaitis after failing in attempts to convince CM Punk to renew his contract.
This is seen as Laurinaitis' second major failure of the last 12 months, the first being his unsuccessful attempts to keep Chris Jericho on the roster.
However, some sources feel sympathy for Laurinaitis as they believe he has a tough job in keeping up with Vince's expectations and dealing with talent that simply want out of the brutal travel schedule. They also feel sympathy for him as they believe he had big shoes to fill after Jim Ross vacated the position some years ago.
SE Scoops also reported that Laurinaitis will go all out to make Rey Mysterio, whose contract is up early next year, re-sign in an attempt to effectively save his job.
The anonymous source within WWE said:
"Laurinaitis has a lot of egg on his face right now. Think about all the talent that has refused to re-sign. Jericho wouldn't re-sign. MVP wouldn't re-sign. Punk won't re-sign. Even undercard wrestlers like Chavo Guerrero won't re-sign right now. Laurinaitis needs a key re-signing to keep his corporate credibility alive right now!"
"Laurinaitis always had big shoes to fill since he took over from Jim Ross, now he has to produce results. This is going to be very interesting to watch!"
While I do believe Laurinaitis has a tough job, I can't help but get the ''Inmates are running the Asylum'' feeling when it comes to the talent. He does appear to be losing control and it could be a matter of time until he is replaced especially when you consider this statement:
“Laurinaitis has made millions in salary and stock options. He’s expected to perform for that money, and produce results. Right now, he’s not getting done the job Vince expects of him!”
Maybe a fresh face who doesn't always bend over and drop the pants for the boss at every opportunity might help induce the reforms at WWE which are becoming more necessary by the day and give WWE Corporate the wake up call they so badly need.