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AEW Confirms Key Executive Hire: COO Role Awaits Wrestling Industry Veteran

3 Key Points

  • Kosha Irby is set to become AEW’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • Irby has extensive industry experience, including previous tenure at WWE.
  • AEW adjusts its leadership team amid recent high-profile departures.

AEW Welcomes Seasoned Executive Kosha Irby

Pro Wrestling News Hub has learned that AEW is preparing to strengthen its executive team with the acquisition of industry veteran Kosha Irby. Reporting by Sean Sapp, accessed via Fightful’s subscription service, indicates that Irby is poised to join AEW, possibly stepping into the COO role.

Irby, noted for his substantial past as WWE’s Regional Director of Live Events, is no stranger to leadership. His résumé also boasts key positions like President of AAF’s Memphis Express, and marketing leadership roles in collegiate athletics at Clemson Tigers, Georgia State, University of South Florida, and Saint Louis.

AEW’s Leadership Changes Amidst Departures

Recently, AEW has seen significant shifts in its leadership circle. Notables such as Rafael Morffi, Dana Massie, and QT Marshall have parted ways with AEW after helping shape the company since its inception. Despite these exits, Tony Khan remains positive about possible collaborations in the future.

The shakeup continued with Dana Massie departing from her role overseeing merchandise, and Megha Parekh, AEW’s Chief Legal Officer, stepping back from her responsibilities. Furthermore, AEW chose to release Kevin Sullivan, a seasoned television producer responsible for assembling their backstage team, signaling a new direction for the brand.

AEW’s Forward Momentum into 2024

With the dawn of 2024, AEW’s commitment to captivating its audience persists. The enlistment of Kosha Irby could herald a robust phase for the organization’s operations. Fans and industry insiders alike will be closely monitoring how these executive rearrangements translate into AEW’s strategies and success in the competitive world of professional wrestling.

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