Ex-WWE Wrestler Working Production Role For AEW

This former WWE man is currently helping AEW produce certain matches.

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Former WWE wrestler Ariya Daivari is not only working for All Elite Wrestling between the ropes at the moment, but in a form of production role as well.

Daivari, who was recently rebranded "Ari Daivari", has been helping the promotion produce select matches. This is according to Fightful Select, who note that Daivari helped with Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter vs. Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm from the 3 August episode of Dynamite.

While the wrestlers were largely responsible for putting the bout together themselves, Daivari "laid the foundation" for it.


Ari has production experience from his time in WWE, having undergone a trial in that role for the market leaders earlier this year. He has not retained when this trial expired a few months later, however, and has since found himself in a semi-regular AEW role, competing primarily on Dark.

Recent weeks have seen Daivari put together the Trustbusters stable with AEW newcomers Slim J (formerly of Ring Of Honor) and Parker Boudreaux, who previously worked for WWE as Harland. Heavily influenced by HBO series Entourage, the trio is yet to make it off YouTube and onto television.

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