Anthony Benigno Released By WWE

WWE Releases Continue As Host Of YouTube Series, 10-Year Writer Confirms His Departure

A fourth WWE release from Thursday has come to light.

WWE staff writer Anthony Benigno took to social media on Thursday to announce his departure from the company after nearly a decade of employment.

Benigno revealed via a statement posted on his official Twitter feed (@itsmeitstonyb) that Thursday marked his final day with the company after starting with the promotion in 2011 as an article writer on, as well as the eventual host and producer of the WWE digital series, “WWE Head To Head,” which aired regularly on the company’s official YouTube channel.

Anthony Benigno’s official staff profile page on includes the following bio:

Anthony Benigno

Staff Writer Born in New York, raised in New Jersey. Graduate of NYU’s Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism (seriously), so if you read something here that was a little fancy it was probably Anthony. Writes long and shortform features as well as recaps for Raw, Total Divas and Total Bellas, as well as most pay-per-view match recaps. Co-writer, host and producer of “WWE Head to Head” on YouTube. Name’s pronounced Ben-Een-Yo. Two truths and a lie: He tried out for Tough Enough, he was in The Authority for a night, and a Superstar once called him a mean name on the radio.

His official Linkedin page includes this bio detailing his credits as a WWE employee:


Manhattan-based writer who has worked for several local publications with an emphasis on Entertainment and Sports. Portfolio includes album/film reviews, op-ed articles, feature interviews and photo galleries. Has experience in fast-paced, daily newspaper environment as well as Manhattan start-up. Currently employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. Fluent in French, conversational Italian, proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Software, handheld reading devices, WordPress and CMS.

Specialties: Sports, Music, Film
Experience: WWE | 8 years 11 months

Digital Content Producer
Feb 2017 – Present3 years 8 months

Stamford, CT/New York, NY

    • Co-writer, producer and co-host of “WWE Head to Head,” a YouTube debate show with over 2 million cumulative views
    • Helped start up WWE Original Podcast team, while also coordinating social media and writing and producing episodes. Webby-nominated for “WWE After the Bell” Episode 5, “Shwing!”
    • Co-producer of “NXT Top 5” YouTube series
    • Lead producer for all Total Divas and Total Bellas coverage on and YouTube, including written recaps, providing direction for clip and photo selections and homepage promotion
    • Lead producer for Monday Night Raw and pay-per-view match recaps on
    • Writer and co-producer of “WWE Power Rankings” video series

Associate Digital Content Producer
Nov 2011 – Present8 years 11 months

Stamford, CT/New York, NY

    • Pitched, wrote, and produced long and short-form content in support of multiple brand pages on
    • Pitched design for homepage “editorial pod” images and worked closely with graphic designers throughout the creative process
    • Manager of the Divas section page from 12/2011-04/2012 and then again from 11/2012-02/2016 upon its re-launch
    • Producer of’s “WWE Superstars” coverage including clip selections
    • News-style reporter for social media interactions between talent that are deemed “newsworthy.”
    • Member of the writing staff for “Santino’s Foreign Exchange” weekly YouTube series; wrote the script for series finale
    • Pitched storyline concepts and produced WWE Network/YouTube original programming, conducted remote and on-site interviews with talent during live events and produced scripted YouTube videos on-site with WWE talent.

The 9-year company staff member joins Gerald Brisco, Mike Rotunda and Sarah Stock as one of four announced WWE releases made by former company employees this week.

Check out the official statement released by Anthony Benigno confirming his WWE release below.

NOTE: We will keep you posted here at eWrestling and via our lead reporter Matt Boone’s official Twitter feed (@MattBoone1984) as updates continue to surface regarding the WWE staff cuts and as additional releases continue to come to light.

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