Cody Barbieri, who was the Manager of Social Media at WWE live events and was the employee involved in a backstage incident with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio, has left the company. WWE has posted a job opening for that same position this week. Barbieri had been with WWE since 2012 and the reason for his departure is unknown.
Del Rio confirmed publicly that he had slapped a WWE employee (Barbieri) backstage after he refused to apologize after making a comment that Del Rio found to be racist. The incident led to WWE releasing Del Rio, who is now working in Mexico with the AAA promotion as El Patron following his debut at the TripleMania event back in August.