AEW Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Changes have been made to AEW management.

It’s been announced that Kosha Irby is AEW’s new Chief Operating Officer. The move was confirmed with a short statement later posted on social media.

You can find the press release below.

AEW Names Kosha Irby Chief Operating Officer

— Irby to Oversee Key Infrastructure Enhancements Across Multiple Lines of AEW’s Business —

March 26, 2024 – AEW CEO Tony Khan today announced that Kosha Irby has officially joined All Elite Wrestling as Chief Operating Officer.

Irby will oversee all strategic planning and execution of Live Events, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Licensing, Consumer Products and other major lines of business for the company. He joins AEW from Clemson University, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer within the athletic department and has previously held positions with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football as Chief Marketing Officer, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) as President and WWE as Regional Director of Live Events.

“Kosha brings decades of experience within the sports, entertainment and wrestling industries alongside an incredible work ethic and passion for our brand,” said Khan. “As Chief Operating Officer, he will be a phenomenal asset to AEW as we enter the next phase of the company’s ongoing business development and expansion.”

Kosha Irby Making AEW Changes

Although the announcement was only made on March 26th, Kosha Irby has been “on the job” since January according to a report from Fightful Select.

Irby has picked up many of the duties left by Rafael Morffi who has since taken up a role with the Barclays Center. Despite the change, all of the cities booked through the early part of the year and into March remained, as opposed to making changes that would have been financially beneficial.

However, Irby is said to have a much different approach compared to Morffi, and those within the company are excited about the changes. The report adds that Irby has “brought a fresh approach to the logistics end” in an effort to make things more efficient.

There’s been unanimous praise for Irby since joining the company.