AEW has announced the appointment of former WWE employee Kosha Irby as their new Chief Operating Officer, marking a significant addition to the company’s leadership team.

In a statement released by AEW CEO Tony Khan, it was revealed that Irby will oversee strategic planning and execution across various aspects of AEW’s business, including Live Events, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Licensing, and Consumer Products. Irby brings with him a wealth of experience from his previous roles, including Chief Marketing Officer at Clemson University’s athletic department, as well as positions at the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), and WWE, where he served as Regional Director of Live Events.

“Kosha brings decades of experience within the sports, entertainment, and wrestling industries alongside an incredible work ethic and passion for our brand,” stated Khan. “As Chief Operating Officer, he will be a phenomenal asset to AEW as we enter the next phase of the company’s ongoing business development and expansion.”

Irby’s hiring had been previously reported by Ringside News in January, and further details regarding his role within AEW are expected to be revealed in due course.


As AEW continues to grow and evolve, the appointment of Kosha Irby underscores the company’s commitment to strengthening its infrastructure and expanding its presence within the wrestling industry.

Ringside News will provide additional updates on Irby’s role within AEW as they become available, highlighting the impact of this significant hire on the future direction of the company.

hat are your thoughts on AEW’s appointment of Kosha Irby as their new Chief Operating Officer? Do you believe his extensive experience in various aspects of sports, entertainment, and wrestling will contribute positively to AEW’s growth and expansion? Share your opinions and expectations for AEW’s future under Irby’s leadership in the comments below!

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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