Tony Khan’s Relationship with QT Marshall Strained by Removal of QTV Segments – As noted, QT Marshall previously announced his departure from All Elite Wrestling, noting that he would finish out the year with the promotion before resigning from his position in the company as Vice President of creative and talent.
WrestlePurists reports there are mixed opinions and perspectives on how the product should be presented among those in AEW. Marshall was one of the key voices championing a more entertainment-based approach to wrestling TV, and he leans on the characters/entertainment approach because he can contribute on screen in that regard.
Marshall was not a fan of some of the shifts in AEW creative to the point where he felt the company wasn’t telling great stories the way they used to and doesn’t agree that putting on great matches with no story or build is the way to go about it, something that NJPW does things.
Earlier this year on Collision, Marshall made some appearances on the show in QTV segments, but the concept didn’t last long.
The report noted, “According to people in AEW, CM Punk didn’t want Marshall to be a part of Collision and didn’t see QTV as a productive part of Powerhouse Hobbs’ presentation. Tony Khan took the blame/fall for the removal of QTV segments, which ultimately damaged Khan’s relationship with Marshall.”
This caused the relationship to be fractured, as Marshall felt that there was a lack of transparency as to why the segments were nixed. He believed Punk removed him from the show and didn’t believe Khan when he tried to take the blame. Marshall was well-liked by those in AEW.
Tony Khan’s Relationship with QT Marshall Strained by Removal of QTV Segments