QT Marshall announced his resignation from AEW through social media post, stating his intent to complete all outstanding commitments by year-end. We previously reported that he had frustrations, but now we have a better idea when that downfall within AEW started for the QTV leader.

QT Marshall is a close associate of Cody Rhodes, and he co-managed The Nightmare Factory training school with him. Marshall was initially brought into AEW as both talent and a backstage producer, Marshall also played a significant role in helping shape AEW shows as AEW President Tony Khan’s right-hand man.

QT Marshall cited his reason for resigning from AEW, suggesting that the company had undergone changes since its inception in 2019 and was now headed in a different direction. He alluded to AEW’s shift towards a wrestling style more akin to NJPW, emphasizing in-ring action over storytelling, a direction that Tony Khan has favored. Marshall’s future plans include focusing on enjoying wrestling and honing his skills as a performer.

Haus of Wrestling reports that many in AEW noticed that QT Marshall lost pull backstage when Cody Rhodes left the company. He is still well-liked by many, but he was also vocal about getting in the ring as opposed to different roles within the company.


Haus of Wrestling has learned that following Rhodes’ departure from AEW, Marshall’s backstage influence began to deteriorate quickly. While still liked by many, others closer to those in power were given a chance to work alongside Khan. At the same time, Marshall had become vocal about his desire to work as an in-ring performer rather than a backstage coach. Due to those reasons, everyone I have spoken with in AEW and WWE since Marshall’s announcement last night has not been surprised by his decision.

While there were speculations about QT Marshall potentially transitioning into a coaching role at the WWE Performance Center due to his close relationship with Cody Rhodes, sources close to Marshall indicated to the outlet that his primary interest is wrestling for WWE. However, there’s uncertainty about WWE allowing him to both wrestle and coach.

WWE sources reportedly expressed skepticism about hiring Marshall exclusively as a performer but acknowledged his creativity and didn’t rule out the possibility of a coaching role. Despite this, the WWE already had a wealth of talented individuals in backstage positions.

We will have to see what is next for QT Marshall. He could have a bit future ahead of him, thanks to years of hard work, and some very amazing connections. Keep checking back with Ringside News for even more updates.

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