In a significant move within All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Senior Vice President and Co-Executive Producer Mike Mansury has made the surprising decision to terminate Kevin Sullivan from his position as VP of Post Production. Sullivan, who should not be mistaken for the famed wrestler sharing the same name, had been a crucial part of AEW since its inception in 2019, after transitioning from a role at Impact Wrestling.
Renowned wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer addressed the situation on the Wrestling Observer Radio, revealing that Sullivan’s departure is not being taken lightly internally. There is a palpable negative reaction amongst the wrestlers and production crew, each of whom held Sullivan in high regard. Highly regarded for his skills in crafting compelling video packages, vignettes, and managing content for AEW’s YouTube channel, Sullivan’s work was considered some of the best in the business.
Meltzer further emphasized that Sullivan was instrumental in the establishment of AEW’s post-production department, shaping it from the ground up. While the specifics behind his firing remain undisclosed, it’s clear that AEW co-owner and CEO Tony Khan did not oppose Mansury’s decision.
In an echo of Sullivan’s situation, QT Marshall, an AEW talent and backstage contributor, announced his own upcoming departure on social media. He mentioned that AEW has evolved considerably since 2019 and is veering towards a new course. The current reports suggest a shift in AEW’s creative focus, with a greater emphasis on in-ring performance, drawing inspiration from the wrestling style prominent in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, as opposed to heavily scripted storylines and angles.
As AEW reshapes its vision and team, the wrestling community is keenly observing. What this means for the future of AEW’s content remains a topic of keen interest and speculation among fans and insiders alike. Stay tuned to Pro Wrestling News Hub for further updates and in-depth coverage on these changes and their impact on the wrestling industry.