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QT Marshall resigns from AEW as he sees it ‘heading in a different direction’

In addition to being an on-screen performer, Marshall also held management positions with Tony Khan’s company.


QT Marshall announced yesterday (Nov. 27) that he is leaving AEW.

While fans love to hate — or just hate — Marshall’s presence on the company’s television and streaming shows, he’s also held a variety of management positions for Tony Khan since joining AEW at its founding in 2019. He was promoted to Vice President of Show and Creative Coordination just last year when the company expanded its talent relations team. A report on the AEW creative team from May of this year called QT one of Khan’s “key guys”.

In his formal resignation statement, Marshall (real name Michael Cuellari) thanked TK and his promotion, but said he’s decided to go in a different direction as he believes AEW is doing the same:

Thank you AEW. Thank you Tony Khan. I’ve had the privilege of being here since day 1 and I’ve written over 750 different formats for All Elite Wrestling and always with pride. As much as I’ve enjoyed being a VP, Manager of Talent Relations, and wearing a myriad of hats, the company has changed a lot since 2019 and is heading in a different direction and I feel that it’s best I do the same as we only get one chance to go All In! I have officially resigned from AEW and will have fulfilled all obligations by the end of 2023.

Thank you to everyone from the front office to the production truck to some of the hardest working talent in the sport! Most importantly, thank you to those who booed, cheered, and took part in this season of my life.

As a performer Marshall has been appearing for AAA as much as AEW or Ring of Honor of late, just ending a run as the Mexican promotion’s Latin American Championship earlier this month. Behind-the-scenes, he also runs The Nightmare Factory wrestling school in Georgia with his close friend, WWE’s Cody Rhodes.

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