Chris DeJoseph Leaves Major League Wrestling; Returns To WWE

The world of pro wrestling is always changing. Even with the backstage roles, some writers and producers always look for greener pastures to better themselves. For one talented producer, that’s exactly what has taken place today. Per Pro Wrestling Sheet, recently hired producer for Major League Wrestling and former co-creator of Lucha Underground Chris DeJoseph has resigned from the company and will be taking a new position with his previous company, WWE.

Nothing has been announced officially as of yet from any of the three parties but it makes for interesting news. “Since the last season of Lucha Underground, I’ve had an itch to get back in the game,” DeJoseph said in the MLW press release that announced his hiring. “I’ve been watching what they’ve been doing and the steps they are taking to keep building, and I can’t wait to get my hands dirty with MLW.”

It seems that it did not last long as he’s already gone from the company. It will be interesting what he will be announced as his role in WWE but only time will tell.

Caul’s Call

This is strictly my opinion and not the opinion of Pro Wrestling Post in any way, but I totally dislike this move from DeJoseph departing Major League Wrestling for the WWE. On one hand, he goes back to WWE to where he’s best remembered as Big Dick Johnson to do what exactly? I mean I’ll give credit where credit is due, Lucha Underground was groundbreaking but I cannot see him single-handedly changing their current slump that WWE’s product on RAW or Smackdown has been in. 

On the other hand, this is a major blow to MLW to lose an asset like this. While I believe they will be OK as Court Bauer has done a masterful job putting the company on the map with the right pieces, this changes the aspect as them being, in a sense, players in the ongoing wrestling arms race. 

I guess we must wait to see what comes next before I just hastily, but for now, this move doesn’t sit right with me. 

John Caul is a longtime wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. A former color commentator for several independent companies and former owner of independent wrestling company Imperial World Wrestling, John currently spends his time interacting with wrestling fans on Twitter while enjoying podcasts such as Cheap Heat and Jobber Tears.