AEW Hires Former WWE Employee

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A former WWE writer is heading to AEW in a Vice President role.

It was revealed on February 15th that a veteran WWE writer named Jen Pepperman was leaving the company after working there since 2017. Pepperman was a Senior Writer in WWE and also a Producer in the company.

Less than one week later, Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso has reported that AEW is set to announce that Jennifer Pepperman has been hired as All Elite Wrestling’s Vice President of Content Development. It was noted that Pepperman’s primary role will be the development of content for live programming.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Pepperman is a close friend of Mercedes Mone (fka Sasha Banks in WWE), who will be starting in All Elite Wrestling next month.

“She just quit WWE last week and those in WWE believed she was AEW bound because she’s very close with Mercedes Mone.”

Mercedes Mone is expected to debut on the AEW Big Business episode of Dynamite on March 13th in her hometown of Boston.

Following Pepperman’s WWE departure, on-screen WWE Raw General Manager Adam Pearce, who is also a veteran WWE Producer, said that Pepperman would be missed.

On Twitter/X, All Elite Wrestling re-posted/retweeted the SI report by Barrasso that they had hired Pepperman.

Tony Khan Comments On AEW’s New Hire

In a statement shared by Soap Opera Network, All Elite Wrestling Owner/CEO/Head of Creative Tony Khan commented on the company adding Pepperman.

“Adding Jennifer Pepperman’s brilliant mind to the AEW team opens the door for exciting new ideas and will help us build upon the incredible stories currently developing on the road to AEW Revolution across our three weekly shows on TBS and TNT, and the effects of Jennifer’s arrival in AEW will be felt for many years in the future.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome her today, and I look forward to her creativity and collaboration with our team across the board in what will be AEW’s biggest year yet, and beyond.”

Pepperman comes from the world of soap operas and has won three Daytime Emmy Awards in her career.