All Elite Wrestling is reportedly not the same company that started out over 4 years ago and all this changes happened sometime within the past few months. Kevin Sullivan, Vice President of the company’s Post Production, was released last Monday, a decision made by Mike Mansury, the Senior Vice President and Co-Executive Producer of AEW. A lot of people in the company thought highly of Sullivan as he was the person who built AEW’s post-production team and as of late the feeling backstage in AEW is it has changed from what it original was.
Dave Meltzer mentioned on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that he has gotten tons of feedback from people in and around All Elite Wrestling and there is a lot of negativity right now in the company. Meltzer also reported that a lot of this backstage negativity comes from the poor attendance AEW Collision had last Saturday, which was only 2,025 fans and the really poor numbers for merchandise, ratings and ticket sales despite the company making more money than ever. The company is also not as close to the WWE in the ratings as they were 18 months ago.
The WWE product had become stale several months ago, with all notable business metrics declining, but since Triple H took over creative, things have turned around for the company and business has been on fire, while AEW’s business has been on a downward spiral.