“He’s the new AEW Wrestling Administration Coordinator,” Khan began. “Working in many areas of wrestling: live events, social media, creative, PR, he has a great wrestling mind, he’s here backstage TONIGHT at Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite live on TBS, and it’s official, @WilliamRBR is All Elite!”
As noted in Khan’s tweet, Washington is joining the company in a backstage capacity and not as an on-air personality, at least as of now. Fightful is reporting that their former contributor’s new AEW deal became official on Thursday, April 27, ahead of his final Day After Dynamite podcast. Some AEW staff and talents were told that Washington would be joining the company last Wednesday at the April 26 Dynamite taping.
Due to Washington’s signing with AEW, he will no longer be contributing to Fightful in any fashion. It was noted that contractually he is prohibited from contributing news to the site as it is now a conflict of interest. Fightful’s Grapsody podcast will continue on with Righteous Reg and Phil Lindsey, Saturdays at Noon EST.
Fightful’s report also sheds some light on what Washington’s AEW creative involvement will be. Apparently, the former podcast host will be assisting with “long-term creative” and will be working directly with Tony Khan, among his other live event and social media responsibilities. On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Washington’s signing, and new creative role, noting that while he will certainly have creative influence, Khan will continue to have the final say.
Washington has his work cut out for him as AEW Double or Nothing is less than a month away. Last night’s Dynamite saw the main event confirmed as Darby Allin and Jack Perry punched their ticket and will face Sammy Guevara and MJF in a Fatal 4-Way for the AEW World Championship. As of now, that is the only match announced for the big show so, hopefully, Washington’s creativity can help mold the rest of the card.
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