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Glacier Joins AEW: Former WCW Star Takes Backstage Role

One big thing: AEW hires Ray Lloyd, known as WCW’s Glacier, for backstage role

Ray Lloyd, better known as Glacier from WCW, has been hired by AEW in a backstage capacity. This move brings a veteran presence to AEW’s production team.

Key details:

• Glacier was spotted breaking up a backstage brawl on a recent episode of “AEW Dynamite”
• Fightful Select confirms he’s been working with AEW for a few months
• His primary roles are backstage producer and coach
• The official hiring happened recently, though he’s been involved for some time


• Glacier participated in AEW’s first-ever match at Double or Nothing 2019
• He has ties to AEW through The Nightmare Factory wrestling school, which he co-owns with QT Marshall and Cody Rhodes
• Notable AEW stars like Anna Jay, Julia Hart, and Lee Johnson have trained under Glacier

Why it matters

Glacier’s hiring adds valuable experience to AEW’s backstage operations. His involvement in training young talent through The Nightmare Factory creates a natural pipeline for developing AEW’s future stars.

What’s next:

• While Glacier’s role is primarily behind the scenes, he hasn’t officially retired from in-ring action
• His most recent match was in February 2024 for Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling
• It’s unclear if he’ll make any on-screen appearances for AEW beyond his recent cameo

Glacier’s addition to the AEW team showcases the company’s commitment to blending experienced veterans with fresh talent, both in front of and behind the camera.

What do you think about AEW bringing in more veteran talent for backstage roles? Leave a comment below with your thoughts on how this might impact the company’s future direction.

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