AEW hired Kevin Sullivan and his production team away from Impact Wrestling. It turns out that there is some history behind this decision as well.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Kevin Sullivan helped out with AEW’s Double Or Nothing pay-per-view event. This worked out well for everyone involved, but Impact Wrestling’s Ed Nordholm was not so supportive of this decision.
It is reported that Nordholm told Kevin Sullivan it was inappropriate for him to be moonlighting with another pro wrestling company. Then Sullivan told him he wouldn’t work with AEW anymore. That is not what ended up happening at all.
Nordholm said they later learned he was still doing work for AEW and they made moves to replace him and brought in David Sahadi. He said when Sullivan was still working at All Out, they figured he was either going to leave or that they would have to let him go, but that he didn’t actually tell them he was leaving until September 22nd.
It looks like everyone is where they want to be now which is the good news. Now AEW has a production team and so does Impact Wrestling as they had to bring on more people for their move to AXS TV.