Major AEW Hire Making Significant Changes


A new AEW executive hire is reportedly looking to make major changes to the way the company presents its television shows in 2023.

AEW has made major moves backstage as they bring in a former WWE Vice President that once reportedly once thought of as the “heir apparent to Kevin Dunn.”

Mike Mansury spent eleven years with WWE, climbing through the ranks of the company and achieving the role of Vice President of Global Television Production before he left of his own accord in 2020.

Mansury spent time working as an executive for Pat McAfee and ONE Fighting Championship in Singapore but now he is back in the wrestling business, signing on with AEW as the company’s new Senior Vice President & Co-Executive Producer beginning on the 14th of December Winter Is Coming edition of Dynamite.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted why Mike Mansury was hired now and that he is set to make big changes that were wanted by both AEW boss Tony Khan and broadcast partner Warner Bros. Discovery:

“The company made a major hire this week with Michael Mansury as the new Senior Vice President and Co-Executive Producer (with Tony Khan) going forward. He started on this week’s television.”

“Part of the deal is that WBD and Khan had decided to change the look of the show. The planned changes are to go into effect in January at some point.”

What these changes will look like on Dynamite and Rampage remain to be seen but the company only has two TV tapings left to complete in 2022, Holiday Bash in San Antonio, Texas, and New Year’s Smash in Broomfield, Colorado on the 21st and 28th of December respectively.