Report: Longtime WWE Director Kerwin Silfies Part Of Recent Furloughs

Had Been Involved With WWE For Over Three Decades...

Another name has been added to the list of WWE releases and furloughs from a week ago, and it's one of WWE's longest-tenured employees.

Kerwin Silfies, the lead television director for WWE going back to 1984, was among those furloughed last week, according to a report from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, but first mentioned by Conrad Thompson on an episode of Grilling JR.

Though Marty Miller had been the primary TV director as of late, Silfies still directed select shows for the company.

WWE has not confirmed or denied the report as of yet.

Dave Meltzer speculates in his report that Silfies' furlough is likely due to his age, in part due to his higher salary as a veteran employee, but also due to the higher risk older persons face if they were to contract COVID-19.

Silfies has made appearances as a talking head on several WWE DVD releases, and appeared in voice on the November 4, 1996 episode of Monday Night Raw, calling into the show during the infamous Steve Austin-Brian Pillman gun incident. The Chavo Guerrero alter ego "Kerwin White" derived its name from Silfies, as a tribute of sorts.

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