QT Marshall has been a part of AEW since the beginning of the company. His contributions have been seen all over AEW, even though he may not have received credit. To shock his fans, he announced his surprising resignation from his role in AEW on November 28th. Now we have some new light on the underlying reasons for his departure.
QT Marshall took to social media to share the news of his resignation, expressing gratitude to AEW and its founder, Tony Khan. In his announcement, he alluded to the significant changes that have transpired within the company since his initial involvement on day one back in 2019. Marshall made it clear that his commitments to AEW would conclude at the end of 2023.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer admitted that QT Marshall has expressed his issues for a while. Some in AEW expected his departure, as he’s let people know about issues for months now. Marshall wants to wrestle as well, which is a role that Tony Khan hasn’t put him in much in recent memory.
“I have heard from many, many people, some of whom did not know that this was happening, and most of whom did, so it was not a secret. Some have known for weeks, some have known for months.“
“People have talked to him. He’s expressed his frustrations. There have been things that have happened.“
“QT had a very well-paying job, he was a Vice President of creative and talent. He’s no longer doing the formats, but he did those for years. I think there’s a lot of things that have been said.“
“One thing with QT, and it’s a big one – QT wants to be a wrestling star. And it wasn’t gonna happen in AEW. I know he expressed frustration to a lot of people about that – feeling he’s had good matches but he’s not been positioned to be a wrestling star there.“
“Of everyone that I heard from, not one had anything bad to say about QT. And most were sympathetic towards him. A lot of talent tweeted it, but a lot of talent privately, very supportive of QT and understanding his position.”
Throughout his tenure in AEW, QT Marshall served as the formidable leader of The Factory, a faction comprising talents like Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto, Anthony Ogogo, Cole Karter, and Lee Johnson. Subsequently, he transitioned to QTV, a new venture alongside Solo, Harley Cameron, and Johnny TV, formerly known as John Morrison.
As of now right now, QT Marshall’s most recent appearance in an AEW ring went down during a dark match at the October 25th edition of Dynamite, where QTV, consisting of Marshall, Solo, and Johnny TV, triumphed over the trio of Brandon Cutler, Colt Cabana, and Lince Dorado. In addition to his in-ring endeavors, QT Marshall also holds the role of head trainer at Cody Rhodes’ renowned Nightmare Factory, further cementing his influence within the world of professional wrestling. Only time will tell what he does next in his career, but he is seemingly betting on himself.
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