IMPACT President Ed Nordholm Discusses Kevin Sullivan’s Departure, AEW Involvement

Anthem Wrestling President Ed Nordholm recently did an interview with PWinsider.com where he spoke about the departure that has hurt IMPACT Wrestling, which was VP of Production Kevin Sullivan. 

It’s been reported that Sullivan left the company and signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which left them scrambling for a replacement. They got a Tennessee-based company to do production for them. 

Here are the highlights: 

Misconceptions about Sullivan’s exist: 

“Well, first, thank you for taking the time to let us complete the record concerning comments that have come out regarding Impact’s former employee, Kevin Sullivan. It is interesting that the reports I have seen characterize Kevin as an independent contractor that left because he had not received a contract offer; Kevin was a full-time, senior executive with Anthem with all of the fiduciary responsibilities that come with that.”

“When we learned that Kevin had participated in Double or Nothing, we addressed with him the inappropriateness of moonlighting for a competitive business while a senior executive with Anthem. He assured us at the time that he would discontinue that work. When we learned that he was still providing these services to AEW we started organizing ourselves to replace him at an appropriate time. Dave Sahadi was brought back a couple of months ago to begin working with us at our television tapings. With his involvement in All Out it was apparent that he would leave – either as his own choice or ours – but he did not actually advise us of his decision until Sunday September 22nd. Anthem has/had no relationship with his company. Kevin Sullivan was an executive employed by Anthem Wrestling who attempted to recruit his department to join a competitor while a full time employee and executive with Impact Wrestling.

How Sullivan’s company had no relationship with IMPACT or Anthem: 

“Anthem has/had no relationship with his company. Kevin Sullivan was an executive employed by Anthem Wrestling who attempted to recruit his department to join a competitor while a full time employee and executive with IMPACT Wrestling.