Canyon Ceman Breaks Silence on WWE Career And Departure –

Former WWE CEO Canyon Ceman took to LinkedIn today and issued his first public comments since it was reported that the company had dumped him in the summer of 2021.

Ceman was appointed by WWE to serve as Senior Manager of Talent Development back in March 2012. He was promoted to Vice President of Talent Development in August 2015, and held the position until July 2018. Ceman was then promoted to the position as Senior Vice President of Talent Development, Center WWE Performing, Business and Audio/Content Development in July 2018, and worked in this role until his departure.

Seaman noted that he was grateful for his “adventurous run of 9.5 years” with WWE. He commended Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy and Development Paul “Triple H” Levesque as a visionary leader and a good human being, and appointed others such as Vice President of Talent Development Kristen Altman, former Director of Talent Development and Global Head of Recruitment William Regal, Coach Matt Bloom, President of the WWE Performance Center, And Dr. Chris Aman, and many others.

Ceman also revealed what he is most proud of during his WWE career, and said it was an honor and a pleasure to be recruiting and working with WWE talent. He praised them for being the most motivated, creative and hard-working athletes, and said it was inspiring to watch them from 2012 to 2021.

Seaman ended his statement by thanking his wife for the sacrifices she had made. He also indicated that he will be making announcements soon, most likely in his career.

You can read Ceman’s full statement below:

In the spirit of 2022, and a new chapter about to begin, I’d like to say a final thank you and goodbye on LinkedIn to my previous chapter in WWE.

I am grateful to WWE for their 9.5 years of adventure as a leader in talent development.

It was an adventure to articulate and implement the vision, to develop talent and NXT, for HHH/#PaulLevesque, a visionary leader with world-class creativity and discipline, and a good human being. We were fortunate to lead a team of passionate and fun humans like #MattBloom, #WilliamRegal, #KristinAltman, Paul Fair, Cami Levin, Ali Bologna, Danielle Vastola, Amanda Tustian, Scott Amann, Gregg Bernard…and many more real WWE Headquarters in past and present.

I am very proud of:
Efforts we have made towards professionalization and globalization of athlete acquisition and development, India, Dubai, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Australia, Chile, Germany, etc. What a trip!!!
Our role in the women’s empowerment movement in WWE, from Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch to Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair, so proud of Sarah Amato and all we’ve accomplished
– The culture of respect and empowerment we built at WWEPC, where we launched and developed NXT, NXTUK…
– It is the stars that have been launched and stories have been created through all of these projects.

– It has been fun and fulfilling developing athletes and people at the WWE Performance Center with such special and committed people as Head Coach Matt Bloom, Shawn Michaels, Sara Amato, Robbie Brooks, Steve Corino, Norman Smiley, Terry Taylor, #RyanKatz, Jeremy Borash, Shawn Hayes , Malisa LaPass, the medicals, the creators, and the rest of the WWEPC coaches and staff. Lots of names but you know who you are. We’ve done an amazing job during some magical years. Your passion and commitment are inspiring.

It has been an honor and pleasure to work with WWE and NXT Sports Entertainers, who are among the most hard-working, enthusiastic and creative athletes ever.
Watching them perform for rabid NXT fans from 2012-2021 was inspiring.
The art of performing in professional wrestling deserves respect…the more you learn, the more you are influenced by whatever it takes. Creative physical.

Finally, I am grateful to my wife, Kimberly Johnson Seaman, for all the sacrifices she made to allow me to work and travel as much as I did. Our three resilient kids are thriving, and she deserves a lot of appreciation.

Gratitude and respect

We did a great job, but it’s time to move on to the next chapter.

Announcement soon 🙂!

During his time with WWE, Ceman was intricately involved in scouting, hiring, and evaluating talent for the WWE development system, and helped oversee the WWE NXT brand. He was appointed in March 2012 after serving as the Financial Director of the Professional Volleyball Association until the organization’s closure in 2010.

WWE hired Trent D. Wilfinger to replace Ceman in early August 2021. He has since served as WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Identification and Development.

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