AEW may look different soon as Mike Mansury, someone thought to replace Kevin Dunn, is now Senior Vice President and Co-Executive Producer.
Earlier this week, AEW took a big step forward by hiring WWE’s former Vice President of Global Television Production. Mike Mansury was once said to be primed to replace Kevin Dunn as Executive Producer and Chief of Global Television Distribution.
That was before he left WWE when it became clear that Dunn would not be leaving any time soon. As of this week, he will continue his career as a behind-the-scenes wrestling figure.
He is now AEW’s Senior Vice President and Co-Executive Producer, and he’s already set to make some major changes. According to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, Warner Bros. Discovery and AEW President Tony Khan agreed to change the company’s look.
Both parties have agreed that a change in the company’s look is due and it’s scheduled to take place next month. The extent of these changes is currently unknown at this time, but they will be noticeable and hopefully better.
It could be new graphics, a new stage setup, increased production value, or any other noticeable changes. For now, Mike Mansury will likely take this time to settle into his new role before anything significant happens.
Mike Mansury’s Work History
Before leaving WWE in 2020, many in the company were said to be high on Mike Mansury’s work. That is, except for Kevin Dunn, who was said to have made Mansury’s life difficult behind the scenes.
This was said to be due to Mansury rising through the ranks too quickly, but he left the company before long. After leaving professional wrestling, he joined The Pat McAfee Show, where he stayed until May last year.
Afterward, he worked for ONE Championship little over a year before making his way to AEW. If it’s true that Mike Mansury was set to replace Kevin Dunn, then Tony Khan was wise to sign him.
However, there are qualities of Dunn’s production that many fans dislike, and will likely continue to do so for AEW. This is assuming Mansury adapts Dunn’s production tactics to AEW TV, which remains to be seen.