AEW has seen few big changes in 2023, and they are apparently closing out the year with another notable departure. A big name backstage is reportedly nearing an exit from the company.

A key figure in AEW is going to be taking off. This comes off a year that wasn’t too kind to AEW in a number of ways. Now, Rafael Morffi is expected to leave the company at the end of the year.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that Rafael Morffi, who served as Vice President of Live Events/Touring, has hinted at exploring new opportunities in 2024. This could to his exit from the company, and that is the word making the rounds.

Word has made its way around that industry that longtime AEW employee Rafael Morffi will be finishing up with the company at the end of the year. Morffi has served as Vice President of Live Events/Touring. Morffi has teased new opportunities of late, and is expected to be pursuing other interests in 2024.


Despite internal chatter about Rafael Morffi’s departure, “it didn’t seem to make its way around backstage at AEW tapings in recent weeks.” We will have to see if something comes from this situation.

Rafael Morffi’s reported possible departure raises questions about its impact on AEW’s live events and touring operations. He did a lot to help the company out in that manner, so they will need to fill his role in the company.

AEW also fired Kevin Sullivan recently, and he’s been with the company for years as a big part of their television. Now, it appears that Tony Khan’s company has a few interesting areas in the company that may see a big shift.

What’s your take on this possible AEW departure? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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