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Kevin Dunn Leaves WWE, Reason For Departure

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Below are a couple of top WWE & AEW news stories of the day, involving Kevin Dunn and Andrade El Idolo.

• Kevin Dunn, a key figure in WWE for over 3 decades, is leaving the company as Executive Producer & Chief, Global Television Distribution, PWInsider has reported.

His departure is linked to internal changes following the Endeavor acquisition. Dunn’s decision to retire is reportedly influenced by his unwillingness to adhere to new directives and a clash in visions on TV production strategies, particularly cost-cutting measures.

Despite previous rumors of his departure, WWE never asked him to leave, and he was urged to stay on by the Board of Directors during Vince McMahon’s initial retirement in July 2022.

Dunn’s exit is not entirely surprising, given his long-standing association with McMahon and the shift in power dynamics after the Endeavor acquisition.

His departure holds significant implications, as Dunn played a crucial role in shaping the atmosphere, tone, and production of WWE over the past few decades, ranking closely behind McMahon and Triple H in influence.

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• In October 2022, Andrade El Idolo was sent home by AEW following a physical altercation with Sammy Guevara. This incident occurred shortly after CM Punk’s infamous clash with The Elite.

Back then, speculation arose that Andrade might be attempting to get released from AEW to potentially rejoin WWE, after Triple H took over creative.

The Wrestling Observer highlighted that Andrade, following a CMLL match, mentioned having numerous opportunities in 2024 and being uncertain about his choice.

They noted that WWE insiders anticipate his return to the company, but individuals close to Andrade suggest he may consider staying if Tony Khan’s offer surpasses that of WWE.

In an update on this situation, WrestlePurists is reporting that Andrade is scheduled to finish up with All Elite Wrestling after tonight’s Worlds End PPV, where he lost to Miro (fka Rusev in WWE), and then return to WWE.

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