SEScoops is reporting that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has raised Impact Wrestling’s production team.
The report is that AEW has signed a contract with Kevin Sullivan’s KevinSully TV, a company based out of Nashville. Previously, Impact Wrestling had been outsourcing the majority of its production work to KSTV, but it looks like that partnership will have to end.
Impact was completely blindsided when the Sullivan group notified them the working relationship was over effective immediately over the weekend.
The news of Kevin Sullivan giving notice to Impact was first reported by John Pollack of POST Wrestling.
KSTV allegedly tried to make a deal with Anthem to keep producing Impact, but a deal never came to pass and AEW was able to swoop in and sign Sullivan and his team.
The report reads:
Impact is trying to spin the situation as if AEW only took one person, but that is not the case. Kevin Sullivan TV is composed of editors, graphic artists, sound engineers, video producers, voiceovers studios and more. They assembled all of Impacts weekly programming for domestic and international.
One source who we spoke with about this story called it a “huge strategic move” by AEW and “crippling” to Impact ahead of their move to AXS TV in late October.
Impact has reportedly signed a Tennessee producer to fill the gap that Sullivan has left, but there will still be a lot of work to do to make up for the loss of KSTV.