AEW has a lot of plans in the pipeline, and the company needs to map out their creative direction to get there. A recent hiring for their creative team brought a lot of attention to AEW’s creative process, and now we have a much better idea about how that works.

Will Washington was hired to work directly under Tony Khan as part of AEW creative. He will be responsible for long-term stories and continuity as well.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter dropped some notes about how the AEW creative team operates. #2 on the team is QT Marshall and Sonya Dutt. Others are also brought in to help, and Will Washington is a part of those people who are able to give suggestions as well.

Just for a clarification of the writing team here. Tony Khan is the booker and comes in with the outlines for the show. Will Washington was brought into the meeting last week for the first time and has a seat at the table so to speak. The two key guys assisting Khan in booking are QT Marshall and Sonjay Dutt. People like Pat Buck, Jerry Lynn, Christopher Daniels, Dean Malenko and Washington were also brought to the creative meeting for input but a lot has been reported leading to the belief Washington is No. 2 and really the co-No. 2’s are Marshall and Dutt. But Washington is part of the team.


It was also noted that, “the top talent like Kenny Omega, MJF, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, Jon Moxley the Young Bucks, Bryan Danielson, FTR, and obviously CM Punk will have significant input into their own programs and directions as well.” Obviously, AEW is still giving creative input to their top stars.

We will have to see if this addition to AEW will help the company tell their stories. If anything, it is certainly interesting to know who’s behind those decisions on a weekly basis as Tony Khan and his team decide the direction for the AEW roster.

What’s your take on AEW’s creative process? Do they need more of a writing team? Sound off in the comments!

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