WWE Hall of Famer and longtime employee Gerald Brisco was furloughed by WWE during the round of cuts that happened in early April as part of the cost cutting measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brisco confirmed the news on his social media, reiterating that he has been furloughed and not released.
Brisco has been with WWE since 1984 when The Brisco Brothers and Jim Barnett sold their shares of Georgia Championship Wrestling to Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation. On July 14, 1984, McMahon would appear on the territory’s “World Championship Wrestling” and announced the takeover over of the show on TBS. This would become known as the infamous “Black Saturday” incident.
He is probably best known (along with Pat Patterson) as part of Mr. McMahon’s “Stooges” during the Attitude Era. Brisco was last seen on WWE television on the Raw Reunion show in July 2019 where he briefly won the WWE 24/7 Championship. In recent years, Brisco has been working as a talent scout for the company.
What a writer made a mistake, to set things right. I have not been let go yet I’ve been placed on furlough don’t know who leaked the wrong news. I hope get back to helping young folks find there dream. If not it been on heck of a run #cantkeepawrestlerdown
— Gerald BRISCO 🤼♂️ (@Fgbrisco) April 28, 2020