Jim Johnston has been released by WWE.
Johnston, who has worked for the company for over 30 years, has departed after his contract was not renewed. The release has not been officially announced by WWE, however Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer newsletter is reporting that Johnston has definitely left the company and it was not a mutual parting.
Johnston wanted to remain with WWE, however Neil Lawi, the General Manager of the WWE Music Group, wanted CF0$’s John Alicastro and Michael Lauri to helm the department, which likely played a part in the decision not to keep Johnston on. CF0$ have been responsible
CF0$ have been working on WWE’s music since 2013 and are responsible for, among many others, the iconic entrance themes for Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode.